When I was pregnant with the Vachette, I joined a prenatal yoga class where I met some amazing women. They formed a moms group and regularly got together both before and after our babies were born. Missing out on this group is one of many things that haunted me when we moved to San Francisco. I found another moms group, and the women were lovely, their babies adorable, but I could never quite shake the longing I had to be a part of the Zurich group.
Shortly after we first moved to Boston, Mr. Mad Cow and I bought a membership to the Museum of Science. The Vachette loved going to the museum, and we went frequently. I sometimes saw groups of moms and kids together and I felt a similar longing. I envisioned alternate realities where I went on similar outings with the yoga women I had met in Zurich. I knew that wasn’t going to happen, but I still wished I had an awesome group of moms to go to the science museum with the Vachette and me.
Socially, I have been very blessed in Boston. In addition to my childhood best friend (she was also my maid of honor, so to Greeks, that means she’s family), I have met so many wonderful mothers*. I am so grateful for their collective friendship. They enrich my life, and their children enrich the Vachette’s life. The Vachette and I were both thrilled when one of them suggested going to the science museum together this week. However, I did not realize the full meaning of this outing until the Vachette and I got there. That is to say, one of my mom dreams was actually going to happen in real life, not just in conjured up alternate realities.
So, thank you, J and A, for making my mom dream come true. The Vachette and I had the most wonderful afternoon at the science museum with you and your children. And more importantly, thank you for being a part of our lives.
(I apologize for the less than stellar photos. My phone does not have a good camera.)
*I’ve also made non-mom friends, but they don’t really fit into mom groups and the feelings I’ve had about them.