So on Saturday (not exactly Earth Day, but as close as 4 families could get in their schedules...) one of my few mommy friends organized an Earth Day clean-up of Memorial Park, which is a lovely park that apparently gets really trashed quite often. Buddy and I went, and really enjoyed ourselves! Buddy got to go garbage hunting with his friend:
Anyway, after that fun adventure, the boys eventually lost interest in picking up trash. Turns out, the park wasn't that messy this year! Which is good, but also in a weird way totally a let-down. When you want to do a good deed and it turns out to be unnecessary, it makes you feel a little bummed!
So obviously, the boys turned to playing ninjas.
(my kid is the one doing the grafity-defying leap!)
After that, we had a cook out with all the families, and I really got to meet some other parents who think like me (which is amazing) and don't judge me for my age (even more amazing)! I left feeling totally refreshed and happy, and also pretty sunburned.
But sunburn be damned, because I had promised another good friend I would go out that night! So I dropped the kiddo at Grandpa's house, and went out to listen to my friend's dad's band. (That's a weird sentence to write.) We danced for hours and hours and I was so exhausted but had such a good time!
Anyway, long story short, I socialized this weekend. And I didn't freak out (much... except for at the end of the band show thingy) and I enjoyed myself, and Buddy got to hang out with friends! And I hope this is the start of things looking up for me. I really hope it is!!!