I've got a little question for you: can you guess what happens when two blogging mommas connect a bit randomly through another blogger's site, discover that not only do they live in practically the same area of town but also they attend the same church, and have boys about the same age?
A bloggy play date is born, of course! Tiffany and I wasted no time in setting up a way to meet, and then the nerves kicked in. I was fairly certain that she was indeed legit and a mom blogger who wasn't trying to pull one over on me as we were meeting at a public playscape, but it's just like meeting anyone new. We all want to be liked; we all want to make great impressions. We're human.
Well, she didn't run away when we arrived. Her son Maddox on the other hand, did in fact run, but I'm guessing the carpeted runway between the toddler play area and the one designed for older children was all too appealing to avoid.
I most certainly had a great time getting to know our new blog turned IRL friend even though we often found ourselves in different locations trying to keep an eye on our little people. I managed to grab a couple of camera phone shots when they were together (I guess saying "managed" doesn't really fit. Photos of this quality aren't usually keepers.)
And that's about all you get of Maddox. He might be the fastest two-year-old I've ever met, and I think The Sheriff agrees. He was filled with delight just keeping an eye out and calling out for his new friend and partner in playground crime. (Hey, Goldfish at the top of this structure apparently constitutes such.)
We didn't manage a cute picture together, but I think (right Tiffany? No pressure. Ha!) that we've got new play date friends and look forward to getting together again. Sometimes I wonder about the "purpose" of this little space of the www, but if writing leads to meeting sweet friends like Tiffany and Maddox, I'll take it. We might just meet her newest little guy one day as well, and from the looks of it, he's one sweet fella'!