I joined meetup and started going out to meet friends. I didn't meet any dear dear friends online but I did meet plenty of people who had kids my age and who I could hang out with. One of my meetup groups did a co-op summer camp which was one of the best things I have ever done for my kids...ever.
Last fall the organizer of that group told us that she would be moving in the next year and wanted to find someone to take over the group. Before I could even stop myself I said, "if you can't find anyone else I could do it."
No one else volunteered. So now I'm the organizer of the group. When I volunteered I didn't know that I would be expecting and that we would be trying to move into a new house right at the exact same time that I would need to take over the group. I also forgot that I don't really like organizing parties and play dates and events and having to meet new people. (I am thinking of cross stitching this and hanging it on my wall)
But I've been trying to take a more Buddhist view of life (hello closing on our house being delayed and every Monday they tell us that we should know more by the end of the week--we never do) and am trying to accept that it is what it is. That's my new chant. It is what it is. So today was the Playgroup Easter egg hunt.
It was totally fun and the kids went crazy.
Noah did not collect a single egg but did collect sticks and handfuls of soil. He picked up an egg at one point but put it back down because he saw some soil that looked good.
Of course I did eat two bowls of ice cream after we got home but hey...it is what it is.
*p.s. I have not downloaded Goldfinch yet but I will. I'm planning on having it read in the next month. Okay maybe 6 weeks. It is more than 750 pages long people