Amy - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
We live in a fairly affluent town, where there are two major hospitals with many doctors who live in the area. An Ivy League school. And a good bit of old money floating around. One of the local YMCA's is where alot of these kids play sports. Our children also play at this Y, since it is the closest to our home. I found it difficult at first to relate with the parents, especially the mothers, since most of them are stay at home Moms with nannies and I am a working mother with 3 kids and a middle class artsy type life style. The kids are great and don't really seem to notice the "class difference". But alot of times, even though I am pretty out going, I seem to always be left out of the conversations regarding snack and games etc. The funny thing is I work with alot of there husbands at my job, at the hospital, and they are very kind to me and always speak to me during games and practice. But the wives seem to be very resistant to getting to know me.I have to be honest, it does hurt my feelings a bit, any suggestions on how to cope with this? Any suggestions on convo. starters or ice breakers with these women. Any advice would help. Thanks!!!