This is a potentially embarrassing or potential bonding opportunity kind of post. I've been kicking around writing this for months so here goes ...
Do you have friends? I ask because my husband mocks me for not having any. To which I say, not true. I have Hillary. He says she doesn't count because she lives in Florida. I then list two or three other women that live in town and he asks when I last spent time with them. Usually it has been an embarrassingly long time. Like months. And when we do get together, it involves kids.
Sometimes I feel bad about this but most of the time I'm too tired or busy to notice. Between work, a house, two kids, the husband and our family to whom we are close and spend many weekends with, I don't have a lot of extra time. And with that extra time I do have, I like to be alone. Spending quiet time.
I actually have two girls trips (defined as away from the husband and the girls) planned for this year, one to my alma mater and another to The Blathering in New Orleans (someone please remind me to go register soon.) Other than that, nothing.
I wouldn't mind connecting with a mom or two at preschool but I already don't have much time for my friends now so what's the point? When I need to talk about something, I talk to the husband, my sister, my parents or Hillary. When I do have time, I try to spend it with the moms in the area or with family.
Do you have a lot of people you consider friends? Do you hang out a lot? Talk on the phone?
If not, do you feel like something is missing in your life?