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"I have more friends now..." - Elf M. Sternberg
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"I have more friends now..."
How sad is it that this morning I spent several minutes trying to figure out the difference between "a date" and "an invitation to keep company?"

I think my life has become a little skewed. Getting away from the kids for an evening has become such a momentous occassion, and we live in the southern boonies of King County whereas everyone else seems to live either north of The Canal or orbiting Billyland, such that having people come down to visit is rare and being able to get up is even moreso. It seems so much more significant than "just hanging out."

That whole "Balance of life" thing that GTD preaches about is unbalanced at the moment.

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gromm From: gromm Date: September 27th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually know exactly what you mean. Except I'm not even sure how you managed to make it not a momentous occasion for the past X years that you've had kids, because that happened to us immediately after we became parents.
elfs From: elfs Date: September 27th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I think I've always been aware of it. It's just that now, as we're watching Yamaraashi-chan reach for 11 and Kouryou-chan is coming up on 8, we're hoping that they'll reach the "self-maintaining for short periods of time" stage sooner rather than later, and the anticipation is brutal.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: September 30th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Like I said, you gotta ask. Most people know in theory that their friends welcome them, but how often would you drop in on someone just because? We're afraid of intruding on each other because there are times when it would be an instrusion, however welcome. Granted folks won't always be available, but you don't know until you put it out there and they check their calendars. And we're all busy. Even single/child free people understand messy houses and hectic lives. It's the companionship that matters.

So just ask more.
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