We went to pre-school yesterday. I think it is going to be really good for us. I spent half of the class standing up against the wall, letting Maddy play by herself, with the other kids or with the teachers. This class is a warm up for real preschool (the drop off and leave kind). Three weeks of us together with me leaving the class for longer and longer periods of time. Four weeks of Madelyn by herself (I think I get to sit in the lobby, this would be a great place for a corner Starbucks).
Today has been one of those days that isn't very much fun. There is no particular reason for it, the sun is shining, Maddy is well, but not a good day. I have finally come to the conclusion that I really had the best friends that I have ever had in my life back in Everett. I am finding it really difficult to duplicate. Right now I would settle for one friend or even a nice chat with someone older than 2. Heck, even a good conversation with the 2 year old would be good about now, but she is sleeping. I know that this period of time- not really having a social network- is going to change (but its kinda like the lottery you actually have to play) but right now I don't know how much longer I can stand it. I am seriously thinking of going back to work just to meet people. I watch Maddy meet new kids all the time and she makes it look so easy, you just go stand next to them, maybe offer them a truck or a cookie and wham-o new friend. Can you imagine doing that with a adult? Scary!
Well, I hear the kiddo stirring so I am going to see if she wants to go to the park.