A member of 'Club Mom'

"Mom, do you know that lady?"

"No, why?"

"Then why are you chatting together like you're bestest friends?"

My 6-year-old daughter asked me this question at least three times while we ran errands.

My mother used to do this too: strike up conversations with complete strangers in the store, in line at the post office and in doctors’ waiting rooms. To my young mind, I couldn't comprehend how two strangers could be giggling together like old college roomies after only two lines of dialogue. Now I know. They're all fellow mommies: members of Club Mom.

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