Generally speaking, full-time stay-at-home moms I invite over for coffee after the kids are in school, and full-time working moms so I invite to get together on a late Saturday afternoon at the playground for a family play date.
But there's one mom that I just cannot reach, and that's the mom who refuses to ever leave her kids. We've had several family play dates with the kids, and I'd love the chance to delve into deeper conversation with her. The kind of conversation that's difficult to do when your little darlings are always within earshot.
This woman seems to literally, never, ever leave her kids. She home schools, her kids don't go to day camps in the summer, and although her kids have several activities she stays in the waiting area during them. Evenings are family time as are weekends.
After several emails back-and-forth a couple weeks ago trying to find some mom only time to meet up, I just gave up.
Perhaps that day will come one day, but for now I'll just invite her to meet up at the playground again.
Or maybe she's just not that into me!