Wow, it’s been a LOOOOOONG week here in our household! My husband has been working long hours and traveling, and my usual support systems are both out of town. Then the cold arrived (sickness and weather!). Okay, I’m done now.:-) I was talking with a few of my girlfriends this week about the challenges of being at stay at home/work at home mom, and how it’s sometimes really hard for the parent who works out of the home to understand. I know this feeling isn’t unique…
I’m not in any way complaining that I get to be home with my kids. We’ve made sacrifices to make that happen, but I still need to vent sometimes when things are tough. I’m starting to realize how important it is to find your tribe and love them hard! Last week during vacation, I was feeling a little drained and decided to schedule a group play date for Friday at a local playground.
I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to spend a few hours chatting with 5 other moms who are in pretty much the same place. You realize your situation is not unique, and there’s comfort in just getting to bitch about it for a while to someone who gets it! We laughed a lot, and relished the few hours of conversation while the kids got their energy out on the playground.
As you get older, you realize how truly important it is to have really good friends. It’s no longer about how many connections or acquaintances you have, but about fewer AWESOME friends you can always count on. I’m making it a point this spring to set up more times to get together as a group, with kids and without!
Tell me about your tribe!