Wednesday, April 2, 2008

preschool

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.

7 comments:

Grandparents Blog said...

Sounds like pre school will be fun. Maybe you should go stand by a mom and offer her a cookie, she might need a friend too!

Sam said...

Traci,
Your comments brought back memories! It was thrilling to chat with the grocery store clerk - bank teller - anyone who would speak back to me in my language. I am glad that you are aware that this situation is temporary - and are talking about it. I did go back to work when Chris was 2 1/2 - it's not that great if you don't need to. I like the sound of this pre-preschool. A good transition experience.
Thanks so much for your blog - I enjoy keeping up with all of you.
Love, Sam

FlyingCats said...

Hang in there! But like Sam, I'm excited when anyone talks to me too. I'm starting to feel blue too, but not sure how much of that is hormonees...Love ya!

Scout said...

HEY!!!! We live in Everett :) (blush). And Dad just got The Fantastic Robertson's Blog up and running with a few choice items on there. Maybe we should set up a Catan game via web-cam.

Miss you guys a bunch!

BIG A, Car and da kids

Stacy O said...

Aww Trace! We miss you like crazy here. We will never have a "fourth" as fun as you. Any chance of meeting moms at the park? I know it's just starting to thaw out there but maybe that's a way to start making friends. Or can you just move your beautiful home and Nate's job back here? Now that'd be perfect. Big hugs.

Lindsay said...

Oh, that makes me so sad for you. We really miss you here too! We talk about you guys all the time, and Cole just loves watching the videos of Maddy- then he says "wanna see her!" How sad! We can't wait for you to come back! Like Stacy said, we'll never find our 4th - until you rejoin the group, that is...miss you!

Kristin said...

Okay, so the Lindsay post was Kristin...sorry...I do a blog for someone else, and it automatically pulled her name, not mine...