Sorry, I desperately need to vent.. but I feel like now that I have two kids and I am super busy with family stuff, I am less tolerant of people who waste my time. It is sad, because I had a lot of close friends, but it seems like so many of them are very flaky (whether or not they have kids). I have gone out of my way for people, and then they just waste my time. Like they don't return messages, return borrowed items, thank me for a gift (like wedding or baby shower gifts, or very large birthday gifts, etc). I just feel like they are there when there is something to be gained, but then they don't take the time in return. I think most of these people do want to keep the friendship, but don't want to put in the effort (like as soon as I think we have ended communication, thats when they get in touch with me).
I feel like I'm just less patient about this stuff. Like don't invite me over for your birthday, I get you an expensive gift, and then I don't hear from you for six months, after I'm the one that calls or e-mails over and over (and been ignored)! Then when they get in touch, they expect that I'm going to want to go through that all over again. Does this happen to anyone else? Sorry it's not particularly Preschool related, but maybe other busy moms on the board can relate..