Monday, September 17, 2012

PSA for Childless Folks Who Have Friends With Children

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I was out and about enjoying the gorgeous weather here in NYC, but I kept cringing when I heard people remark that it's fall. No, it isn't! We still have a few more days of summer.

How do I know this???

Because I was born on the first day of fall! Yes, this Saturday, September 22 is my birthday! It's not a milestone birthday - I'll just be turning 32, and we'll be celebrating in Harlem actually. Can't wait!

Anyway, I've been doing a lot of thinking about actually being 32 vs where I thought I'd be when I was 32 as well as the stages my peers are at. I've tried to be the type of friend who didn't become so enraptured in my home life that I left my friends by the wayside - especially my single, childless friends. It's been very important to me to be the friend I want to have. And with that in mind I offer up a PSA to all of my friends:

Please, please, please do not call me on my cell phone outright.

I do much better if you text first. I follow this rule especially for my friends with children as well as sometimes with others as well who I know tend to have hectic schedules. I know some people think texting is rude and impersonal but when your hands are full and you're not exactly in a position to answer a call (like when you're trying to stay quiet while your LO naps) it can be a very good mode for communicating.

Additionally, if you cannot help it and you just want to call me and I do pick up please ask this simple question before you launch into whatever it is you were calling me for: 

"Is now a good time to talk?" 

This makes all the difference to me.

Wanna know why? Check this out: 

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{And for more on a similar topic, check out Clutch Magazine's How to Be A Childless Friend to a New Mom; this advice is GOLDEN!}

What are your PSAs?