So, today I ventured out of my shell to meet new people. If you’ve known me for a long time, this isn’t a surprise; however, in the last few years I’ve kept to my established friendships a bit more and I’m a little less open with who I am.
Today, I met two moms off of RichmondMommies.com (where I’m an active member after lurking for months) at Cartwheels & Coffee. I got in line and immediately one mom in line in front of me said, “Evelyn and Ella?” It was Amy, the mom who had organized the playdate, and her little guy Jackson (who will be 1 on 10/10). After a few pleasantries she went to put Jackson in the play area and I was waiting to order. The mom in line in front of me got to talking to me, too. Her name was Melissa. She has two kids – Lucas, called Luke, and a little girl around a year old whose name I cannot remember right now. Ugh. Anyway, they were not there for the playdate and were actually on their way out, but we had a nice conversation and I’m hoping to run into her again sometime. She’s a regular there so I don’t think it will be a problem to find her.
After placing my order and paying I went over to the baby area and met another RM mom named Whitney who has a little girl, Becca, who will be 1 on Halloween. So all three kiddies were within one month of each other.
We had a great time! I learned that most of the things Ella is going through, all kids her age have/will go through. Yes, I knew this mentally, but it is so reassuring to have someone confirm it for you.
Ella played HARD for two hours before we packed up and came home. She slept all the way home and for about 30 minutes after getting home. After feeding her and a bit of playing she was definitely still tired (and I was too) so we laid down on the sofa together to nap.
I’ve already been in touch with Amy via messaging and we’re hoping to get together again soon. She is a member of the Y (yay) and they don’t do the Romp-n-Roll or other expensive classes either so we’ll have time to get together and play.
It felt great to make a friend with a little one Ella’s age. After looking at her signature in her message to me, we also got married one month apart. So crazy!
It was a good day…
Now, if Jeff didn’t have to work WAY LATE tonight, it would also be a good night. It is very, very rare that he and Ella don’t get one-on-one time together in the evening and she was a wreck when we got to her night time bottle and he wasn’t home. She knew, and she wasn’t happy. Hopefully she’ll be up a bit early tomorrow and able to play before he leaves for work.
Life is good…GOD is good! I am BLESSED!