2 days ago in a tiny lift in a tiny mall, I had a serendipitous moment.
I was squishing, pram + baby + me, with another mom (pram + baby + toddler + her), having a chat with her toddler of a son on why the lift continued to go down instead of up despite pressing the buttons that were meant to have go up when we first entered the lift. (note to self: will probably need to have smarty pants answers ready for little man next time too).
The cute family soon got off the 2nd floor when another mom wheeled her baby into the lift. Seconds later, we burst out laughing. There we were, having prams of a similar make & model side by side, in the same shade of tangerine, and having a little mom-nection (mom + connection).
We collected our calm for a bit when the mom then commented “wow, even our babies are using the same brand of NUK pacifiers!”. And we laughed even harder.
It was such an amazing camaraderie moment. I mean, you don’t see men laughing over driving the same make & model & color of cars and having a bro-nection over that right?
But motherhood? It’s a-maz-ing I tell ya.