This video is one mama’s “apology” to her friends without kids, her funny confession as to why she has been so distant. It’s pretty on-point, and definitely relatable. Like, all of it. The texting, the one-hour nap, the cheese on the floor, the door closing, the half-conversations because of the impending meltdown. But I’d add that it doesn’t have to be limited to friends without kids — at this stage in my life, I feel this way for pretty much any adult interaction. (And there are plenty of friends I know who don’t have kids and are super busy, too. We all have chaos, am I right?)
Little kids just add a…different brand of chaos to their mama’s lives. I wrote this while escorting my three-year-old to the potty with a one-year-old playing whack-a-mole with my keyboard.
Grafting in time with grown-ups can be a challenge when your schedule is full of diaper duty and backyard baseball, but it’s so important.
Any tricks of the trade to finding ways to connect with friends — with or without kids?