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Elena has a new best friend. This makes me so happy. She's such a shy child - like I was. I had friends as a baby/toddler, and then we moved and I didn't have any close friends for a while (until we moved again, and I met [livejournal.com profile] rivka). I know that lonely path of the shy child, and you always hope for better things for your own children.....

Elena's been talking a lot lately about A from school, and A's mother C just figured out that she knows me a little (she's in my book club) and so we went over to their house this morning for a playdate. OMG, the excitement on both sides. The shrieking. The giggling. The goofing around. The funny faces. They dressed up in ballet clothes and danced around for us. It's so nice to see Elena really bonding tightly with someone her own age. (One set of her friends are twins - so she has fun with them both, but it's still a threesome, and sometimes gets awkward and weird with ever-shifting alliances. Another of her closest friends right now is quite a bit younger - they have a blast together, but they aren't completely on the same level all the time.) C (A's mom) was saying how nice it is for A too, because the rest of their class at preschool is mostly boys (on the days they are there, anyway), and while boys are fine to play with, it's just not the same. They are both definitely in a really girly phase, and it's nice to have someone else to play princess and ballerina and tea party with. (Elena plays with her fair share of trucks and dinosaurs too.)

And assuming we stay here (which we certainly plan on doing, darn it) - she and A will be in the same class at school, and can be friends for a long long time. I certainly hope so. (I think about that a lot, looking around at a roomful of toddlers we know - what it will be like to watch them all grow up.)

Date: 2008-12-04 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kouredios.livejournal.com
Aww. Yay, friends!

One of our long-term hopes is to move into your school system. I'd love for Cassie to end up as part of that class growing up, too.

Date: 2008-12-04 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcobweb.livejournal.com
That would be awesome. And obviously we need more girls over here.... :) (since their current class has so many boys!)

There's a *great* house for sale (http://www.altonwestall.com/rm/listings/l0125.php) in our neighborhood right now (and the price has come way way down)..... I know you're not looking to move now, but I really want someone I know with kids close to Elena's age to move in there. :)


Date: 2008-12-04 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kouredios.livejournal.com
Aww...it's cute!

Yeah. *sigh* It makes a lot of sense for us to stay in Adams as long as I'm commuting to UMass. But....and I need to post about this...I've been asked to give a guest lecture at a Greek class at Williams next semester, the Classics dept head has agreed to sponsor me teaching a Winter study next year...so I'm setting the scene for my takeover of the Complit department over there. :D

Date: 2008-12-04 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcobweb.livejournal.com
!!!!!!!

I know your commute is already a bear without moving 15 minutes in the wrong direction. (Frankly, I don't know how you do it.)

Date: 2008-12-05 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] journeywoman.livejournal.com
And assuming we stay here (which we certainly plan on doing, darn it) - she and A will be in the same class at school, and can be friends for a long long time. I certainly hope so. (I think about that a lot, looking around at a roomful of toddlers we know - what it will be like to watch them all grow up.)

I was thinking the same thing at E's birthday party a couple of weeks ago--how, in the not too distant future, we would be sitting around at their graduation party. Or we'll look through his yearbook and see photos of kids that he went to daycare with.

When my sister and I were growing up, we used to visit my dad's best friend and his family in NJ a lot. My dad used to say how much they all liked to see the next generation becoming friends. I know what he means ... it's nice to see an emotional continuity.

Date: 2008-12-06 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcobweb.livejournal.com
Because we moved several times as a child, I never had that myself. I met [livejournal.com profile] rivka when I was 8, and even so, I'm not in touch with many people from that town. We moved when I was 4, 8 and 12 - so I didn't know my HS classmates as small children, and I lost track of virtually everyone from before that..... I love the thought of watching some of these kids grow up - in a small town, it should be pretty easy to keep track of them all.

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