We’ve been living in Upstate SC for about 8 years. I spent the majority of that time wanting to move back to Charlotte to be closer to friends. Then, Hubby got a job he loves, we bought a house, had RJ and I got a job I love. The city has grown and honestly I don’t see us moving away anytime soon. *If we can get The Container Store and H&M, I’ll never have to leave!* That means I have to actively work at cultivating friendships here. Hubby is an introvert, he’s never been big on hanging out with the guys. Me, on the other hand, crave chatting it up with friends, girls’ nights, shopping buddies, etc. The only thing I’m missing here is that girlfriend bond. So, in an effort to save my sanity an add the final piece to the puzzle of truly loving our life here, I re-contacted with a friend from college who lives in the area. She has a son who is two days younger than RJ and the four of us had an early morning playdate Saturday. I love that RJ will also gain friends his age. Can you say “win-win”?!
We agreed to met at one of my favorite parks around 9am to beat the heat as much as we could. I got RJ up early, packed some snacks and toys and headed out. We arrived first and RJ kept asking where his new friend was. *I’d told him he was going to play with a new friend.* To be honest, the boys and a cute young lady, have met before, but I don’t think they would remember:
Saturday, a lot more grown up, they had a great time and got along well. RJ kept saying how much he had fun with his new friend. My friend said her son told his dad RJ was his friend and he’s cool!! We have plans to take the guys out this Friday for some water fun downtown and a picnic.
Sometimes you have take your happiness into your own hands. For me, that was a simple as a setting up a playdate.