My summer program is now in full swing. I had a low number of kids today so I was able to take them to the library and a couple other places.
When we are out, people assume they are my kids. It's been a while and I forgot what it is like to walk around in the world giving off the impression that you have children.
People are nicer to you. They make eye contact with you and smile.
It's like there is a secret society of moms. They acknowledge each other.
Even an elderly woman stopped and asked if we wanted to pet her dog and told us to have a nice day.
When we were at the grocery store picking out ingredients for our cooking project, other moms smiled knowingly as we had conversations about what we could and could not get.
When we went through the drive-thru at Tim Hortons so I could get an Iced Capp on the way home, the lady at the window started talking about how nice it was that we went to the library (she could see the kids looking at the books in the backseat.) Nobody makes small talk with me at a drive-thru when I am alone.
Summertime always gives me just enough of a taste of being a mom to know what I am missing.