The Situation: Your kids are sitting opposite each other, sipping juice boxes.
The Pickup Line: “Is it Happy Hour for us moms yet?” while raising your water bottle.
Why it Works: Plenty of moms can appreciate the cocktail joke, and it may even open the door for an actual girls’ night out. “If you've just spent an hour lifting a 40-pound kid onto the playground swingset, breaking up fights over the seesaw and picking wood chips out of your socks, chances are, you could use a laugh and a stiff drink,” says Jen Singer, author of Stop Second Guessing Yourself—Baby's First Year. "Sharing a little 'we're in the same boat' humor will initiate a conversation and can spark a new friendship.”