Today we went to lunch at McDonald's. I don't usually do this and if I ever stop for fast food, we do the drive through, get one gigantic thing of the chicken nuggets and share it at home with our own sides of fresh fruit and milk to drink. But we were out and about and nowhere near home, so we stopped and went in, the three little ones and me (my oldest was at school). We came in, sat by the play structure, ate our food, and then I let my little ones go play.
Then I looked around. I noticed that there were several other little ones there playing and of course, several other mothers. But they were all in clumps, two mothers at one table talking while their children played, three mothers over there doing the same thing.
And then I realized that is how it usually is. Whenever I do venture out, it seems everyone else is there with a friend but I am always alone.
Sometimes it would be nice to go out and meet some friends for a lunch date with the kids. I don't mind being along, but sometimes, having someone to talk to while the kids play for 30 minutes would be so much more fun for me.