My real life BFF lives across the country. And finding that true new Mom BFF is harder than getting a dance in the 7th grade. So what to do?????? I decided to accept applications.
New Friend Application Form
Just like any good yet useless magazine survey, please answer the following questions as truthfully as possible. See the answer guide to see if you might fit the profile of a new friend for me. If yes, then please apply in the comments below.
1 – Are you a perfect parent?
If you answered yes please proceed directly to the bonus question as I can’t be the only imperfect one in a friendship.
2 – Which best describes you?
a) Stay at home mom
b) Work at home mom
c) Mom Entrepreneur
d) Work outside the home
e) Not a parent
There is no correct answer here. Just gives me an idea if you will be available for play dates during the week or weekends. Or if it is best to reach you on twitter around midnight?
3 – How would you describe your sense of humour?
a) Give me a glass a wine and I’ll laugh at anything
b) Sarcasm is my friend
c) Life is funny
d) An episode of “I Love Lucy”
e) Black comedy
f) Left my sense of humour in the maternity ward
If you picked (f) I’m not sure how you got this far into this ‘tongue & cheek’ application.
4 – Please indicate your favourite obsession?
f) Do I have to pick just one?
g) None of the above
If you picked ‘none of the above’ thank you for completing this application, but the position has been filled by a more qualified candidate.
5 – A friend’s child does something embarrassing in public. You?
b) Share your friends horror/shame/embarrassment
c) Check to make sure kid is okay - then laugh with your friend when the kid isn’t looking
d) RT the story on Twitter later
e) Tell a story about how your child did the same thing when….
f) Buy her a book in child behaviour
My first reaction is usually to laugh – sometimes I check that the kid is okay first. But happy to entertain new friends who answered all but (f) and (g).
6 – Do you do any of the following?
a) Cloth diaper
c) No sugar diet for kids
d) Let kids watch TV
e) Attachment parent
g) Home school
If you are like me this answer doesn’t matter. You parent the way you feel is right for you and we will share our stories and experiences as we both learn along the way.
7 – Do you use any of the following?
All answers are considered okay, but if you answered only (a) or (G) you might be a bit hard to understand when I share my latest escapades in parenting with a RT to a blog with a flickr photo album.
8 - Do you play cards or board games?
Not a deal breaker for me. But my hubbie would LOVE if I had more friends that like a good night of canasta, euchre or poker.
9 – Who is your favourite Doctor?
Any woman who answers any of the 10 Doctors to date (can’t count the 11th yet as his episodes haven’t aired yet) IS a friend of mine. And if you didn’t know this was a Doctor Who question I can forgive you, as this was just a bonus question.
If you feel you fit the bill to be my new Mum BFF, please apply in the comment section below. If you feel I have gone too far with this application process you are free to opt out.
Please note that only those selected for a wine/chocolate/shopping filled interview will be contacted.