Friday, May 24, 2013
Can You Be Friends with Non-Moms?
On the other hand, the "grass is always greener" conversation isn't appropriate, either. It is tempting to think people without kids have a lot of extra time on their hands, but just because your friend doesn't have kids doesn't mean she doesn't have other responsibilities and a fulfilling life. Calling her at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning and asking if you woke her up is patronizing, although it may sound polite. It sounds like a lot of rules to follow, but keeping those friends who aren't moms is valuable. They are the ones who will take you out of your mom environment and get you up to speed on what's going on in the world - gossip, politics, fashion and whatever else you might be interested in catching up on. So go out with your childless friend and enjoy a little non-mom time.