1. The greatest thing about moving house only 1.5 hours away from where you lived before: your kids can still hook up with their friends for birthday parties, occasional playdates, etc.
2. The WORST thing about moving house only 1.5 hours away from where you lived before: your kids can still hook up with their friends for birthday parties, playdates, etc. Only it takes 3 hours of driving and takes the whole damn day and every time you don't do it you feel like a total HEEL.
Silas's best friend's mom called me at 7:30 am this morning, delighted she'd finally found our new number (we left our new number! with her AND her ex AND her son! several times!), to tell us her son was having a birthday party and really really wanted Silas to come. Tomorrow.
AACK. Of course, we already have plans, and I said no. But I seriously considered canceling them, even though they involve other people, and now I am feeling the guilt for not.
It doesn't help that this is Silas's bestest best friend, the one who ADORES him. Or that Silas doesn't have anything like him here--his best friend here is mostly kind of a buddy, a hey, cool, you're-here-too sort of friend.