She's crawling like Speedy Gonzales, babbling up a storm just like her brother, and last week this little angel started WALKING! I cried. Can't even lie about it. Sobbed like a baby.
I'm a planner. I love planning. So, it's no surprise that I've started planning Skylar's first birthday party. I've known the theme for about, oh, 11 months now (take a second and do the math, cause it's pretty funny).
Skylar is having a Froz-One Party! Ha! How clever and adorable is that?!
Anyways, I started working on the pre-plans for my plans. Which included the guest list.
Um... uh... crap.
I'm not lying when I say it took 30 second to write down the guest list. Because, one, it was all family in the area (which isn't a whole lot), and two, because my kids have no friends.
That's right. It finally hit me that my kids have no friends. They only play with each other or Kyle or myself. That's it.
It's not for lack of trying either. I've gone to story time at our local library several times. I try talking to the other moms, but they are some stuck-up bitches. Apparently, since I wasn't there from the beginning, I'm not a part of their library clique.
I've tried setting up play dates with the TWO friends Kyle and I have that have kids nearby. They are always too busy or they are "too far away." Even if we offer to drive to them, they say no.
I've taken Chase to the park a bunch. Usually it's empty. The few times there have been moms and kids, it hasn't gone so well. The other kids will be mean towards Chase because Chase doesn't talk a whole bunch. Chase also hasn't learned that not everyone wants a hug from him. Chase can come on a bit strong from time to time. Kids don't react well to that. The moms just ignore their own children. I can't be friends with people who let their kids be bullies.
Chase's one friend was next door, but if you've kept up with my blog the past few weeks, you'll know that that is no longer a thing.
As of right now, there are no people or kids coming to Sky's party under the age of about 24. That's just not right.
I want my kids to have friends, I want them to be social, I want them to have someone to play with besides each other. I know it's good for them.
But seriously, other moms can suck big time. Then there's the issue of the kids themselves. I've never had such a hard time making friends in general, let alone make friends for my kids. How on EARTH do you do it? Cause I'm at a loss.
After parks, libraries, trampoline park, mom apps (for playdates), and having the two people we do know with kids blowing us off, I don't know what to do anymore. It's a crappy situation, and I don't know what to do about it anymore...
All I know is, as of right now, Skylar's first party is going to be pretty bad.
What would YOU do?