The hunt is on!
Instead of sitting around lamenting the fact that three of my friends are leaving (have I whined about that enough yet?) I've decided to get off my duff and try to meet some new people.
The other day I attended a playgroup which was only soso. I didn't really click with anyone and it meets at a park which is a fair distance from our house. I don't think that we will become regulars there.
This morning I attended a new playgroup. This one went much better. There were 5 very nice women with sweet kids all close to C in age. Despite the fact that all of the moms were older than me we had a good time. I'll definitely be going back.
This evening we attended a BBQ with a different group. This was a group of parents of young(ish) children from our synagogue. This event didn't go so well. The people were very different and we didn't really click with anyone. There were 6 couples there with their kids. One of the kids was a little younger than C and the others were almost 3 and up. Despite the fact that most of the men there were lawyers we just didn't have much in common with anyone.
I may have mentioned this before, but our biggest issue seems to still be that we are younger than many of the parents in the circles that we operate in. There are only an handful of young parents at our synagogue. (Please note that I use the term "young" very loosely. I am turning 30 this summer after all. Anywhere else this would hardly be considered young!) The people in this group were easily in their late 30s/early 40s all the way up to late 50s/early 60s. As much as we want to make friends, we just don't have that much in common with people who are ten or twenty years older than us. (This seems to always be more of an issue when we are dealing with couples, and rarely when I am hanging out with just moms. I'm not sure why.)
So the hunt for friends continues. We probably won't join this last group, but at least I found a nice playgroup. I already have a book club. Any other thoughts of how to scare up some friends?
(A slight variation of this post can be found on my blog.)