Today’s prompt asks: Online and IRL we’re all part of a multitude of communities. Tell us about one that moves you.
Well, I’ve already talked about my friends here on the internet and my friends IRL – two majorly importantly communities in my life. And I’ve drooled my love of community theater all over this here blog for the past month. So today I’ll talk about a new community that was established this year in my life – the daycare moms’ Friday happy hour community.
Oh yes. It’s true. I’ve become the mother who hits happy hour before she picks up her kid. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. I’ve become friends with a few of the other parents of Jane’s classmates, and one day a few months ago, someone got the idea that we should get a drink next door (there is a restaurant/bar next door to her school) one Friday afternoon. Always one to say “cheers!” to an idea like that, I suggested that very Friday. And pretty much every Friday since, three or four of us have been getting together for a drink and apps and hilariousness for an hour or so before pick-up.
This has become a really fun tradition, and a great kick-off to the weekend. I’ve gotten together with some of them outside of school for playdates and birthday parties, but sans kids, we just have a really great time where we don’t have to supervise anyone. Is there anyone more harried, stressed and, frankly, awesome than working parents? In more ways than one, I feel like I’ve found some awesome new soul sisters in this group.