So there’s this mom. We’ve hung out a couple of times. She’s super cool. Her kid is super cool. She’s pregnant with another kid who I’m sure will be just as cool.

But, she’s a flake.

I’ll text her “Hey! I’m heading to the playground! You wanna hang out?”

No response.

I previously chalked it up to the fact that, she probably doesn’t want to be my friend, which is sad. But okay, I can handle it. I’ll live.

However, lately, I’ve been running into her on the playground with another mom friend who I can’t help but give the evil eye to.

I’m sure this woman is perfectly nice, she has no obvious deformities physically or emotionally. She seems fine. But, obviously she’s won out over me. I’m not cool enough to hang out with apparently.

Today, my ego was bruised enough to confront my maybe-friend. I couldn’t take it anymore.

We were sitting on a bench, and the conversation went a little something like this:

“So, I was going to text you today, but I figured you wouldn’t respond.”
“I know,” she said “I’m sorry, I’m a horrible friend.”
“No, it’s fine. I just get the distinct feeling that you don’t wanna hang out with me. That’s how it’s coming across.”
“No, no! I promise. It’s not that. I’m just terrible at getting back to people.”

I understand that. I could almost buy it. But if she’s so terrible at getting back to people, how have she and this other woman managed to make plans? I’ve seen them together at least two times.

Look, if she doesn’t want to be my friend, I’m okay with it, but enough with the mixed signals already. I can’t take it anymore!

Have you ever been unsure if someone wanted to be your mom friend or not?

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