Maddie and I attended a playgroup session held at a neighbor's lovely house. We try to go when we can so we can hang out with our friends that we otherwise will not see.
Maddie had a rough time and was being pretty clingy. That just set everything else up for fun! As we were packing up to go she left me and made a run for the food table. She enjoyed eating her snack. She loves strawberries so she ate a few of those first. A few of our friends made us Valentines so Maddie got some sweet treats.
Among various things for many reasons, I struggle with many different versions of mom guilt. I never feel like I do enough and I always feel like there should be more done. Do I work? Do I not work? A lot of questions come up and I feel guilty for even thinking the "wrong" answer. And why on Earth do I not engage in messy activities with my two year old?! Mom. Guilt.
It's incredibly hard to live the life we do, but it's also enjoyable. I struggle with my days and decisions from time to time but the struggle of moving often is now beginning to drain our son. Caleb had a pretty good day but he still misses SC. He wants to move back "home" and get back to his old friends and schools. I am struggling with how I help guide him when all I wanted today was a Firehouse sub. Something so far beyond our reach! I can totally jump on his "let's go back to America" bandwagon. But, I want him to see what this place can offer him, too.
He likes school and the friends he has outside of school but there's definitely ups and downs.
For a nice dinner out we went to a lovely place and had some great food! I forgot to take a picture of the main course but it was all delicious.
We're still adjusting quite a bit, but we keep remembering (especially on days like today) we have a lot of good days too. You're as happy as you choose to be.
Maddie earlier in the day.