Mom Social Planner
Just this past week, Seth announced he wants a playdate with two specific boys from his bus. One of them I know....but the other I don't.....and it occurred to me that at age four, Seth is cultivating his own social circle beyond what I have created. My Day Planner may no longer be big enough for the both of us. :)
It's becoming interesting to see who he gravitates toward.....and you hope that they will be compatible playmates.....especially if you're not there to supervise.
This Friday I have a meeting and errands to do in the afternoon, and Seth will have a playdate after school at our home with his friend Jordan....supervised by our nanny.
They grow up fast....and I realize that one day, his life will be his own, socially & otherwise, but until then, I'll still play the role of mom, social planner, among a multitude of other hats I juggle daily.
There are some days when Seth's social life actually seems more interesting than mine since more and more of the women, moms and others I know, are living a whirlwind life. I know it seems impossible, but we really have to try to somehow slow down a bit before the years pass.......and I'd love to get your input on this.
What do you do to try to carve time for yourself?