I'd prepared Grant that there would probably be a lot of kids he didn't know there, being they are at separate schools. Both Grant and I were pleasantly surprised when almost every kid there was one of Grant's friends from daycare-all who now have basically scattered to different schools and don't see each other regularly. But, man, they all picked up right where they left off and Grant had a ton of fun. And to me, that's what friendship is all about. I was also excited to get to talk to all the other moms I hadn't seen for most of the year either.
Grant has had a great year in kindergarten and I've gotten to be friends with a couple of moms, but I do miss seeing all those other moms. Our kids were together for nearly five years and we had endless playdates. As the weather warms up I'm really looking forward to playdates at the park again and time with other moms.
With the combination of winter and Hannah's birth I really do feel pretty disconnected from friends. I love my family to the moon and back, but hunger to reconnect with my friends, in pretty much every facet of my life. I could sit and make excuses, but just this last Sunday it took the prompting of a friend's husband, who I haven't seen in forever because she also has a new baby and two other kids which keeps her hands full, to say "You two just need to make time to get together!" Why yes, you are right. So we made plans and are getting together this Thursday night for frozen yogurt. Actually talking instead of sending texts back and forth will be so nice!
Here's the thing, we can sit around and make excuses all day long as to why we do or don't do something, but what good does that do? Yes, getting time to myself hasn't been a priority since Hannah's birth, but seeing friends a few times a month would not be that hard to figure out. I'm working to do a better job of reconnecting with those other moms in my life that "get it." If you're feeling disconnected, I encourage you to do the same thing. I know you won't regret it!
I have been on the hunt for a navy utility jacket for a few years now, so when I came upon this Sonoma utility jacket on thredUP for $9 I was super excited! This one in navy is very similar and on sale now too. As for the rest of my outfit, these Loft jeans were also a thredUP find for $10! These are very similar and currently on sale. I find as long as I buy my go-to brands on thredUp, I don't have to worry about fit, as I know how the sizes run. I didn't have a light pair previously, so these really fit the bill. As always, use this link to get $10 off your first purchase.
Jacket: Sonoma similar via thredUP
Top: Express similar
Jeans: Loft similar via thredUP
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Target almost exact