One of my besties… a mom I met in a breast feeding class during our first pregnancies four and a half years ago… is FINALLY back from an interim 5-month relo, 2000 miles away. I have missed her fiercely. She used to live 15 minutes away from us, but bought a house 25 minutes away (no problem there!). However, due to my summer relocation in the opposite direction, she now lives 80 minutes away.
Her oldest daughter is our missing triplet. The Twincesses LOVE being with her. And it turns out that her 18-m old daughter, now "so much older" than before she left a half lifetime ago, gets along great with my 2 yr old Twinados. All is good in Princess Land.
Far Away Friend came over to play today and to see our new digs for the first time. (Skype just wasn’t cutting it!) It so happened that during our visit, I was lamenting to her about my lack of ability to find playmates out here. She had read my blog post
After a few urgent requests from
Apparently New Mom’s girls have played with my girls once before when Nanny was in charge last week. She joined us, and we quickly exchanged pleasantries. (OMG, now’s my chance!)
I practically jumped all over her when I found out she had been a 3 yr resident of my neighborhood. I wanted the scoop, the gossip, anything to make me feel more connected to the place we have decided to call home for the next 20 years. In our short visit, I learned the Halloween customs around the neighborhood and also discovered that the roof on the house I just bought is relatively new, unlike the reports we received that said the roof was older. I also got to hear the juice on the house across from the park that we bid on initially, even though we were ignored during the process as if we weren’t good enough to live there. I got validation that it’s not US, it was THEM (the bank) that had issues getting the place sold. Whew. Then New Mom said she needed to go because her Big Sister was due to get out of school soon.
But before she left, an amazing thing happened. New Mom got out her cell phone and asked for my number! Yeah, I played it cool... as I stealthily poked Far Away Friends leg so hard, I may have punctured something.
But I floated home on butterfly wings and Far Away Friend told me that “I still got it” … and it looked so easy. My faith in Womankind and Mommy World has been renewed. All is well in my world.