I think I’m in a funk. I’ll call it a ‘mommy funk’ because that sounds much nicer than ‘post pardom depression’. And I don’t really feel depressed, lately (meaning the last 2 days) I’ve been working out which puts me in a great mood. Sam is crawling and trying to walk which makes her super fun to play with. She does this new thing where she scrunches up her nose and snorts at me, I absolutely crack up! But somehow even though life is better than good there are times of the day where the house it quiet, it’s just me and I get a bit bummed.
I know this is completely normal, I’ve heard it from so many moms, books and blogs but I still feel this urge to try and fix it. P thinks I need more mommy friends and activities. I think he might be right. I have a couple of really great friends here who also have babies but coordinating schedules can be tough, and a best friend in Florida that I try and chat with when we both happen to be sans kids at the same time, but still the majority of my week is the same routine.
Wake up and do it again…all week long. Funk.
So I’m looking into mom’s groups. My bff in Florida is a part of MOMS International, she’s constantly running off to a craft party, stroller walking, storytime or trip to the zoo with her mom’s group. It’s sounded wonderful so I contacted the group to find my local chapter. Just my luck, the lady wrote me back yesterday to say that my area is inactive but I’m more than welcome to start up a new chapter. Well that’s just peachy, I have to start up a new chapter when the whole problem is I don’t know many people here?
I went to the OB/GYN yesterday for a routine pap. I actually love dr’s appts because for the 20 min drive there and back I get to crank up the music, open the sunroof and pretend to be my previously fabulous young self, not to mention getting to sit and read People magazine in the waiting room without someone ripping out the pages is downright delish! Anyway, posted in the waiting room is a flyer for MyMarylandMommies. I’m going to look into it and see if I have an ‘active’ chapter.
Maybe it’s the combination of being a stay-at-home mom, living away from family and having a tendency of being a homebody anyway that’s gotten me here. Wish me luck, I gotta find something before I either get my credit card taken away for shopping away my blues or just melt away into mommyzombieland.