When you show up at the park for the first time with your little ones spilling out of the van (along with a healthy amount of cups and dirty napkins, if you’re like me), scan the swingset for anyone you might recognize, and notice that all the other moms are already hanging out in pairs, you realize that your dating years have only just begun.I just threw it on last minute.” When you date other moms, you wear tees and yoga pants and say, “Oh this old thing? This is a tricky base because your kids are now on home court and your new friend is going to see your daughter body slam her toddler to the ground and take back the toy that he just picked up. By third base, I’m full frontal hugging, so prepare for that. You can actually meet at a restaurant, movie theater, coffee shop, or bookstore and talk.
When you were dating your man, you wore incredible outfits and said, “Oh this old thing? If you love gluten-free, feel free to talk about it. Just don’t start talking in absolutes, making broad, generalizing statements, because you may never make it to third. They might feel like this: Third base is a play date at one of our houses. You better have the relational stamina for this kind of commitment. Just because you want to, not because you’re killing time while your kids do their thing. One fourth-base mom date will last me for a couple of months. You make encouraging comments about each others’ kids as they scream hysterically and hit each other with kick boards and pretend light sabers. (Upon reading this, my husband informed me, “Who are you kidding? You go for full frontal hugging on first base.” So I’m a hug-slut. I like to go ahead and act a little weird on first base, just to give them a taste for where they’re headed if they stick with me. ” Second base is a park play date outside of scheduled activities. He left the role last year, and now works in Chicago.Kennedy, meanwhile, is based in London, and the company also has staff in New York.