In all the excitement of buying our first home, I never mentioned that our new home is in another city. Not too far away, but far enough where we probably won't see our friends very often.
These last couple of weeks as I've picked kids up for carpools and listen to the chatter that goes on between 5 and 2 year olds, I'm overcome by a little sadness. I'm going to miss our preschool carpool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Robin and Mason. I'm going to miss chatting with Heidi as she helps get the kids situated in the car because once again, I'm running late.
I'll miss picking up Evi and Cate for activity days. I'll miss the arguing that always ensues because one of my sweet kids can be a little bossy and well who likes to be bossed around?
I know they'll be more carpools and new kids, and friends for all of us but I'll miss the friends we've made here. We won't really be that far away but everyone is busy and even though we all promise to visit each other, I'm pretty sure visits will be far and few between but I make sure to tell all my shopping conscious friends that I'm just 4 miles from Aldis, Target, and Walmart.
Speaking of friends, I got to watch the sweetest little boy on Thursday while his mom took his big brother to a doctor's appointment. So, I threw a last minute picnic potluck at the park. We enjoyed a little bit of lovely weather, food, and company where I might of mentioned that I will only be 4 miles from good shopping just in case anybody ever wants to visit.