There was probably never a time in my life when I left one party and high tailed it to another party. My how things change. My son was invited to not one but two birthday parties today. He woke up at 6 am like usual to get his day going. UGH! By the time it was time for the first party it was really time for a nap. Any who he had a ball and I got to chat it up with the other moms. Speaking of chatting it up, can I just tell you how much I dislike this aspect of my son going to things? The conversation is always about napping and foods and developmental milestones. I would love to discover some really neat things about these ladies. See if there is some deeper connection than the fact that we are all watching our offspring like hawks. I don't want to come off mean but I really wish these events could be more of a relaxed social experience for me. If I have to spend my entire Saturday at little parties I would love to have more stimulating conversation. And don't get me wrong, I am guilty of not bringing up more interesting topics and really the parties are not the spot for a deeper conversation. It just seems strange to spend an entire day talking about swim clubs and the like. Is this what the preschool/school years are like? I may not have gone to big time parties but I will say there have been many days when I felt like an interesting person. Today was not that day. Strange ugh. Today I felt like my son's Momma and not in the way that makes me glow. Like that was all that I had to offer to the table. Is this the norm? Was/am I expecting too much. Have all of the cool women I have met in the blog world spoiled me? Who knows. I am just glad that there are not any party invites anytime soon :) I kid, I kid...mostly!