Never before have I noticed that I didn't really have any female friends, and the ones that I did have either contacted me very rarely or I'd have to contact them. It didn't seem to matter to me that I didn't know any women my age that were in the same stage of their life as I was. That is, until I had a child.
My son will be 14 months old tomorrow. I can tell that he wants to play with other children, but I don't know anyone with kids nearby! The one person that I did know changed her phone # after many, many playdates that she flaked out of! her Daughter is just 1 month younger than my son and they would play well together... but she has family in the area with kids around the same age- so she doesn't need a playdate with my son because she has a built in playmate pretty much all the time.
Other women that I meet with kids about his age say that they are looking for someone to have a playdate with, take my number, decline to share theirs and then never call! I don't know what is the problem. I mean- do I smell or something?? Come on! Why is it that I don't have friends around my age (or the ones I do have rarely call)?
My family is at least an hour away from us, some of them more like 4-8 hours. My younger sisters have kids, one is even just a year older than my son and the other is a year younger than he is! But again, they are hours away! Also, they have jobs. I am a SAHM. My son needs to have some kind of interaction with children! He only has my hubby and me to mimic, to develop his social skills, and that has been okay. But he is mimicking adult mannerisms. I want him to be able to be a child!I never got to be a kid as the eldest of 10 kids, I had to be the psuedo-mom. I want my baby to be just that, a baby!
I have tried going to play places, parks, the zoo and the mall to meet other moms with kids, but the ones that are there are with other moms! If they talk to me, or seem interested in talking I chat them up, but no one seems interested in meeting regularly. I don't know where else to go!
Any advice would be great because I am lost and getting depressed.