New Mom on the Block

Rosemary rolls. Yum!

Mixed: 8:30 am

Molded: 10 am

Baked: 11 am

So… It’s a new school year and things have changed at the Meyer house. Big kids are off at Providence Hall all day, which is different from last year. Last year I was doing algebra with my 8th grader, and history, and writing, and lots of other tasks to keep that young girl busy and learning.

This year is all about kindergarten. And suddenly, I’ve switched gears and we’re working on sharing, and reading, and making lower case g’s. We’re also trying to expand our network of little friends, and that means Park Day!

So off to the park we went. Each Tuesday many of the homeschoolers in our area converge on one park or another… And knowing that I needed to set an example and meet new friends, too, I tucked some rosemary rolls into a bag and buckled the little boy in.

But the rosemary rolls didn’t even make it over to the play set. We parked right next to old friends and that bread headed right through the open window onto the front seat. There’s nothing like a familiar face when you’re the new mom on the block.

And I did eventually meet a few new moms after sitting on my orange blanket for a while as I enjoyed the blessed gift of sun, fresh air and a boy who’d found new friends (who were all wielding imaginary swords, and commanding each other to fight this way and run that way!).

I’m hoping next Tuesday I’ll be brave enough to give bread to a new friend instead of an old one. Keep stretching, Miss Jane. It may tug just a little, but in the end it makes you that much more limber!

3 thoughts on “New Mom on the Block

  1. Hello Jane. I hope next time you’ll meet a lovely, long-blonde haired mother named Michelle – she has 6 children. She was away from the area all last year, so might feel a bit newish too. She and her family sheltered us in the season we were in S.B. awaiting the birth of our son…they are angels.

  2. Mmmm…you take me back to days gone by, Jane, that really don’t seem very long ago. The days when Austin was 5 and we were homeschooling (just did it 2 years) and going to park days. I’m so glad you’re making new friends and enjoying those outdoor days. What a joy to have a little one to keep you young and fresh!

    Thank you for giving a loaf of your yummy bread to this “old” friend last week. It is all gone with such lovely memories.

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