An awkward teenager

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No matter how old I get and how many great friends I have, I sometimes still feel like an awkward teenager when I'm with a group of women I don't know.

Today when I was picking up my little one, I was standing there while a few moms were talking and joking with each other.  They talked about their plans together for that afternoon and looked at each other and laughed out loud.  And there I was just standing there like a big dork not talking to anyone and no one really talking to me.

For a few seconds I felt self conscious and sad but then I realize that I was being silly.

There are many days when I'm the mom talking to my friends at pick up, laughing and joking.  And then I realized that on those days maybe there's a mom there that doesn't know us that is silently listening and feeling kind of awkward and left out, like I felt today.

It's then that I remind myself to make sure I look and smile at that mom next time so she knows that she's included and welcome even if she's not included in our little friend circle.


  1. Fabulous to have you back in the blogging world, Rebecca! Can't wait to see what springs forth from this space.

  2. Thanks darling! I love your blog and will be visiting more often.