How do parents make friends?
Mid-30’s couple with two children seeking companion family. 2 children or more preferred, special needs experience a plus. Must love music, mornings at the playground (indoors or out), watching sports (live or in person) and the occasional glass of wine or dinner out. Must share parenting values and live in close proximity to our town.
Don’t you wish someone would create a Match.com for families? A place where you could go, plug in some stats about yourself and your kids, then be presented with a list of potential families to court and become friends with? Green Dad and I have been noticing how we hardly ever socialize with other families or our friends anymore. It’s not that we don’t want to, it’s just that we don’t have similar lifestyles. We have friends that are married without kids, so usually getting together with them requires a babysitter. We have friends who have children, but the ages don’t match up that well to the ages of our kids, and they live almost an hour away from us. There is a family in our neighborhood, but their parenting styles don’t match up so playdates consist of my oldest moving around their house like the Tasmanian Devil while their son gets upset because his elaborate train track set ups are being demolished. There are some families we have become friendly with, but they only have children the same age as our youngest son, so my oldest is always the odd man out.
Maybe it’s this long, snowy winter we’re having in New England, but we’re beginning to feel very isolated. We crave interactions with other families to help us get through the weekends and to commiserate with. So if anyone is looking for their familial soul mates, please contact us here…photos not necessary.