One thing being laptopless for so long has made me realise, just how much time I was spending online and denying Rye a lot of me. I'd like to say the past 3 months has made up for it bit, but quite a lot of that time has been spent ill. I got a monster flu that floored me, literally. I couldn't stand up without feeling like I was going to throw up and fall over. And the lack of energy, my goodness. It took me about 6 weeks to recovery; add in we caught another little sniffle too; although compared to the flu it was a minor inconvience. This was either a particuarly nasty strain of flu, or I've never had it before... goodness I was ill. Thankfully, Rye didn't really seem to catch it. He had cold symptoms and he did suffer from lack of energy but he didn't seem as ill as I had been.
I would have always said that I'm a bit of a loner and I prefer my own company mostly. But I think its because I've rarely found other people I click with, and with I its easy to be friends, plus the other families in the group are really friendly and feel like friends, rather than just other families we meet with once a week or so for the kids to play. So, yes we've been social butterflies for a few weeks. Although this week we have had two home days, as I felt Rye was becoming a little overwhelmed with our sudden busy weeks - he actually uttered words I never thought I'd hear from..."I want to stay home." Shocked beyond belief..but also a realisation that actually he is a boy that does also enjoy time to play by himself, lost in his own world, as much as he enjoys being out and playing with and alongside others.
I feel so blessed, the HE group is working well, we've just planned our meetings for the next month or so and it includes crafting sessions, egg hunt, sand castle competition, maypole dancing... I mean oh my gawd, how wonderful! Does mean I'm quite busy with it all too; but you know what, its lovely to be part of a community and to know the effort is worth it.