Thanks for all of the kind words about our kitty. We are doing okay, though we miss her so. Her poor brother kitty seems unsure about where she went. It will take time.
I previously mentioned how I've been trying to 'friend date' a bit with some other new moms. I found a couple of women whom I've had a few 'play dates' with. So far it's been pretty good with both of them -- I enjoy our time together, though I haven't felt a real tight 'click' with either of them. But I plan on continuing to hang out with them because it has been going well.
One of the new moms and I were out shopping together. We were both pushing the babies in a stroller and a stranger smiled at us and jokingly asked, "Which department did you get them?" I smiled and replied, "In the kids department, of course!" and the stranger said something about going to pick up one (or something, I don't really remember). Then my new friend said, "You can take mine!"
I was taken aback by this comment. I said, "That's not a very nice thing to say."
She said, "She's been waking up every hour for the past three weeks. If you had been dealing with that, you'd understand!"
I said, "Because my son is adopted, I'm really sensitive about comments like that. In some sense, he might feel like he was given away by his parents."
She said, "I didn't mean it like that."
I said, "I know, but I'm very sensitive about statements like that. It hits a little close to home for me."
Then I changed the subject.
Did I do okay? I hope I made my point. I'm trying to practice with these things.