They say that babies and dogs are the best way to make new friends. Not too sure who they are as I have had a dog, and now have a baby, and I am not making many new friends!
Before I go any further let me say that I am a nice person. My friends tell me that I am a good friend.
Two years ago my husband was transfered from BC to Ontario. Having never lived in Ontario I had no friends. Having a dog I figured the best way to get out and make friends was to go walk the dog. Day after day I went to the park, and day after day I came home friendless. I did eventually meet a nice retired couple who walked with us every morning. I joined a yoga class. I started to work part time. I joined some meet up groups. Still no reall friends. I was getting pretty lonely.
Then I got pregnant, and I thought to myself, maybe when I have a baby I will be able to make some new friends. Nine months went by, and I had a beautiful baby girl. Still no real friends.
My husband took paternity leave when Lola was born, and how excited was I - I had a friend!
Now my husband is back at work, and I am here with Lola... still no real friends.
I have joined every mom meet up group I can think of. I have gone to every drop in class that there is. Every time I do something new I hope that this will be the day that my friend turns up.
So there goes the theory that dogs and babies are a good way to meet new people.
Until later I am staying optimistic.
Will you be my friend?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My daughter Lola is nine months old and is displaying all the classic signs of teething; pulling her ears, rosy cheeks, drooling, crying, snotty nose...She does not seem to want to use the traditional teething tools - cold teething rings, silver spoons, biscuits. She would prefer to chew on my parents dogs bone!!!!
Is this wrong?
Disclaimer: the bone is made out of nylon. It is not an animal bone. http://www.nylabone.com