Monday, November 14, 2011

When do I get my Mommy merit badge?

So sorry (again) that it's been too long since I last blogged. Forgive me.

I have to say my reasons for being away are far more successful socially than I have ever had before. I am running all over my cute little town, shuttling my older son to and from preschool, and generally being "out there" way more than I ever was even in the heart of a large city. I am a member of the local MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers) group, I take a parenting class, I am part of a cooking club, and I just on Friday joined a knitting circle and knitted my first-ever row (soon followed by at least 20 more this weekend). I even have a Tupperware party on my calendar in the next few weeks.

Is this when I get my Mommy merit badge?? :)

If some oracle had told me last November that this was what my life would be like now, I would have shaken my head. I am delighted, don't get me wrong, but I am just surprised. I always figured we'd end up in the suburbs of a larger city, not 1.5 hours away, but really, this is the perfect place for us. I love how friendly everyone is. I feel more known here than I ever did in our 4 years in the Big City. I feel like my kids will be safe growing up here, and they'll have plenty of opportunities to play the way they want to. I am so happy.

But now I'd better go to bed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nope. :)

The Mommy merit badge is only awarded on completion of your project; i.e., when the young sprog achieves responsible adulthood. And all too many such projects are not successfully completed. Sad, but true.

Sounds like you're doing fine, though. :)