A few months ago, when it wasn't too cold to go outside, I met someone at the park across the street from where we live. She had a little boy just a couple weeks older than Lacey. We spent a good hour watching our kids run around while we talked.
Today, we decided to get the kids together for a play date. It was actually a lot fun. We have quite a bit in common and there wasn't any awkward lulls in conversation. I've never just struck up a friendship in the middle of a park before... but it's kind of cool. I definitely plan on doing some more play dates in the future.
Maybe I can do the whole being social thing.