Thursday, January 24, 2013
Misfit Meet Ups
So, last night I decided to go the magical internet for some friends. (Don't worry this won't be about my weird encounters in chat rooms...some things must remain private.) No instead, I found myself on a meetup.com. For those of you, who have actual friends, meetup.com is a place where misfits can find each other. Plain and simple. I'm not sure if this is their mission statement, but I'm thinking of suggesting it.
Anyway, while I was browsing through mother misfit meetups, I came across a couple of interesting groups. For example, there was one entitled "OC New Natural Mamas", which consists of: "...moms interested in making connections and friends with other moms who practice or want to practice attachment parenting (co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing, etc.) and other natural living methods for their family."
I had a lot of reactions to this group, but basically, all I wanted to do was meet up with them and say, while leaving the baby in the car, "Oh hey, I'm Kate..I...oh crap, I did it again. I left the baby at home. I sometimes just forget I have one. You know what I mean?"
Another group that seemed interesting was the "Orange County Asian Moms," which consists of: "...a meet-up group for Asian Moms, non-Asian moms who have multiracial kids..." I don't know why, but I just want to bring my blue-eyed, blonde daughter to this group and see how long it would take someone to ask, "Why are you here?" And then, when the question finally comes, give the questioner a playful nudge and say, "Us Asian moms have got to stick together. Now let's go eat some rice."
So, I'm probably going to be staying lonely for a little bit longer.