There's been a lot of talk on blogs lately on making friends as adults. Have you noticed? Every time I see a title like that I bookmark it for later. Then usually, I never have time to come back and read it. One of the kids just opened the peanut butter. One of the kids is playing in the toilet. I've got errands to run, and work deadlines to meet. And so on, and so on. I don't even have time to read about how to make new friends, let alone go seek them out.
On the surface I think this is exactly why it's so hard to meet friends as adults, but I know there is so much more. I can make time for the people that I want to. I have in the past. But the more I move around, and the older I get, the harder it's getting.
Then I saw this video on my friends facebook and thought, if only there were more ball pits. It's so up my alley.
People are taken out of their element. They aren't just co workers talking to co workers about their jobs, they aren't moms talking to other moms only about their kids. They're all very different, and they're getting right to it. I wonder if it would fly at the park if I whipped out some balls with various questions on them for the other moms/dads to answer? Makes me laugh just thinking of it. But then again I love the idea, and it seems like time really well spent. I'd love to leave the park feeling like I just made a great friend. How great if I already knew her bucket list, first kiss story, and a secret, instead of only her kids names and what series of iPhone she has. I'd be elated!
I vote for more ball pits.
Until then, one of the more practical articles I bookmarked (that I might or might not make time to read) is: Making Friends
What are your suggestions, or just plain old thoughts on making friends as adults?