At this point, you’re either like, “Pam you’ve spent waaay too much time thinking about this” or you’re like “SNOOZER, I don’t have kids” and you stopped reading nine sentences ago. But if you’re still with me, don’t worry I won’t take up too much more time because Sweet Pea just woke up from a nap. That means I have exactly 30 more precious minutes to blog. We are testing a strategy where we give her some time to cry when she wake up from a nap. (Doesn’t “testing a strategy”sound way better than “trying anything, anything at all, because I am on the verge of totally losing it.”) Sweet Pea has this awful habit of crying for 20-30 minutes, napping for 30 minutes and waking up, which I am trying to break her of. Ever since I started letting her deal with herself for 30 minutes instead of going in and rescuing her still tired, cranky self, she has figured out how to get herself back to sleep. She’s done it three times this week. So I’m feeling pretty bad-ass. I’ll take bad-assery where I can get it these days.
Anyway, parents, can you weigh in here? What’s the proper introduction etiquette when meeting another parent at a party which is not a children’s birthday party? (Are the rules different if it is a child-oriented event?) This weekend at a regular, non-children’s birthday party party, I said to a stranger, “Hello, I’m Pam, nice to meet you!” It was obvious this woman and I had something in common, as we each had a baby on our respective hips (though perhaps that was all?). She looked at her little darling and told me his name and age. Not to be mean, but I wanted to meet the adult. That’s why I introduced myself and not my child. Not that my whole life doesn’t revolve around her, it pretty much does, I just thought the way for two adults to start talking to each other was to learn each other’s names. Am I crazy? Discuss.
|This is polite, right?|