Making mom friends is hard, isn’t it? Have you ever seen a stranger out somewhere in public and thought, “this woman could definitely be my BFF.” Maybe she was rolling up to school drop-off clutching a donut. Maybe she was dodging the PTA sign-up table. Maybe she was rolling her eyes at the woman making baby-talk to her 7-year-old at the grocery store.
You get my drift. The world is full of potential mom friends if we’d only have the courage to approach each other.
One mom took the idea of befriending a stranger to the next level this week, by penning a “missed connections” post — to a potential mom BFF at Target.
“You were at Target last night about 7pm in the crayon aisle. I was wearing my mom couture complete with dry shampoo hair, no makeup, yesterday’s T-shirt and yoga pants,” mother of three, Nikki Pennington writes. “You were also wearing yoga pants with flip flops and a messy bun. The venti Starbucks in your hand was a dead giveaway that even though you were wearing yoga pants you had in fact not come from the gym. I know because I was doing the exact same thing.”
If that doesn’t reek of future soulmate, I’m not sure what does.
“In your cart you had diapers, soda, wine and chocolate. Again, confirming my suspicions that we in fact were meant to be best mom friends,” she continues. “Our carts hit once as we rounded the corner from aimlessly pretending to be shopping for something in our favorite store when in reality we were both just having a moms night out. I mean we all know that’s where all moms go for a night out.”
It’s like Strangers In The Night, but instead of exchanging glances, they’re exchanging the unspoken truth of #momlife. Target is an exciting treat when solo.
“Making mom friends is so hard, it’s like dating isn’t it,” Pennington, who blogs at Grief to Hope, tells Scary Mommy. “There truly was a mom in there that I thought was a potential BFF. From the comments in the posts a lot of people have made lasting friendships in the aisles of Target!” Seriously. We need to start speaking to each other, moms.
“So, to the fellow mom in Target last night at 7pm, if you see this and recognize this story and my Starbucks drink please know I’ll be back at Target again next week because lets be honest, I live there.
“Maybe I’ll see you again, same time, same aisle and this time we can wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms night out.”
Image via Nikki Pennington