Some days you meet someone who, for reasons unknown, just make you smile.
At Finn's playgroup today, we were visited by some vicars and their families who were travelling through the area.
Now, I am utterly rubbish at meeting new people. Normally at playgroup I busy myself playing with Finn so as not to have one of those nerve wracking first conversations with another mum. I've tried it many times before. Sometimes we make friends for a bit, but then it fizzles out, sometimes I just get ignored as the other mum walks away. So if I'm honest, I've rather given up on trying to make a Mum friend.
This morning however, I was approached by a lovely guy who introduced me to his wife and his adorable two children.
And we clicked.
I don't think I've ever clicked with a family before.
They were, without a doubt, the nicest people I've met in a good long while.
Unfortunately their not local though, and will back home by the time next week's playgroup comes around.
It's still so lovely to know that there are mums that I can 'click' with out there. I was quite convinced that I was a lost cause.
I mean we even talked about the embarrassing things and the difficult things. I'm not even sure I've had a conversation about the difficult side of being a mum with another mum. Conversations have always seemed to revolve around how well each child is doing, almost competitive and uncomfortable.
Is it just me or is finding a 'mum friend' surprisingly difficult?
It's a shame that I'll probably never see her again or her lovely little children, but inspiring nonetheless that lovely mums are out there waiting for me to say 'hi!'
Hi lovely mummies!