My life in Momland has gotten kind of lonely lately...I really feel like I don't have any friends. I'm kind of strange, yeah I'm a "Mom" but I don't fit in with the homemaking, scrapbooking, soccer Moms from the playgroups. I was a fag hag, I know more about which gay bar serves the strongest drinks than I do about which playground has the best slides. I don't really fit in with my old friends either, I no longer have the luxury, freedom, or desire to go out to bars 3 or 4 days a week, or the expendable income to go shopping, or out to restaurants like we used to. And those impromptu road trips where we'd decided to drive 4 hrs at 9pm on a Saturday, those are definitely out. I still love my gay male friends, and I know there are a few of them that would still do anything for me if I asked, I guess I just feel like I don't have anything in common with them anymore. Yet I lived in that scene for so long that I feel like I don't know how to act around straight people, especially women. I don't really care about hair and makeup, and being a plus sized gal I can't really go right out and buy the "latest" thing, and probably wouldn't waste the money on it even if I could.
So obviously I need to find "my people" now, because while I love my hubby I really do need some sort of other interaction with adults or I may go mad. I need to find some normal mothers, the ones who don't do their hair and makeup for a playdate, Moms who throw on a pair of lounge pants and a t-shirt, put their hair up in a pony tail and call it good. Moms who don't care about driving the newest and biggest SUV, or living in the largest and nicest house. Aren't there other Moms out there whose idea of "me time" is taking a bath and reading a good book? I don't cook gourmet meals, my apartment often looks like a tornado hit it, and while I sometimes like to get "a little crafty" I haven't had the time or space to do anything in over 2 years now. I don't want to hang out with Moms who are constantly critiquing everything I say so they can judge me because they apparently think I am judging them, or who are so crazy about their little snookums that they can't even get more than 2 inches from them. My God, you did have them cut the cord after birth right? I mean jeez, you might as well wrap them in bubble wrap.
Honestly, my perfect friends would be Mitchell and Cameron from Modern Family. I totally need to find some gay men with children.
2 days ago