I have enough friends.
This is the same ridiculous thought I have every time I move. As an adult, I feel terribly blessed to have so many friends, but I’m a dummy and I keep moving away from them. We land in a new spot, and I don’t feel the need to make new friends, because I already have tons.
As a child, making friends is pretty easy. Children are like rocks, imperfect with rough edges. Everyone kind of bumps together, not caring that some rocks look different than others, different sizes, different shades, made from different materials.
Eventually, the river of life wears away some of the rough edges, and we become smoother on the outside, metaphorically if not physically, and while we see our rough edges still, everyone else sees a more polished exterior.
It’s hard making friends when we, as adults, hide our bumps and imperfections from the world. When I try to “act normal,” I am beyond boring. When I allow some of my true self to escape too soon, I shock or offend people. It’s easier to just keep to myself. I already have friends, anyway.
The problem with this plan is that I keep meeting fun and interesting people. I can’t help but be friends with kind women who make me laugh and invite me to do things. Eventually, my rough interior bursts out, and these new acquaintances either slip quietly away, heads shaking, or they become friends, still shaking their heads, but with a smile.
Here in Connecticut, my home of five years, I have great friends. Women who overlook my quirks, and who like to laugh. Women who like me, have children crawling on them all day long. Women who just want to pee alone!
Last year, Jen from People I Want to Punch in the Throat brought together 36 of the most hilarious women on the web (including ME!) and published the Amazon best-seller, I Just Want to Pee Alone. The title resonated with mothers, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
Now, Jen is pulling us together again for an amazing event, the First Annual I Just Want to Pee Alone Day. FAIJWTPAD is October 16th, and events are being hosted around the country. It’s a night for women to get together for a drink, a laugh, and some time away from the family. It’s going to be better than Mother’s Day, you guys!
If you are in Connecticut, you like to laugh, and you crave time to pee alone, join me on October 16th for a fun night with friends. RSVP and invite your friends on the event’s Facebook page, and I hope to see you there! In the spirit of full disclosure, you won’t be peeing alone, since the bathroom isn’t a single, but I can almost guarantee you won’t have to wipe anyone but yourself.
249 State Street
North Haven, CT 06473