Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I liked this blog post by Laura Catherine Hanby Hudgens. 

PLAYDATE FOR MOMS: I’LL MIX COCKTAILS, YOU BRING BACK 2004

I've been thinking about this as I feel our neighborhood group slowly start to disintegrate, with many of the children in school now, or "school" (daycare, but re-named and with more worksheets). I do like what the author calls the yoga pants and lawn chair hang out; for us it's yoga pants and the bench at the local playground. Even though I'm "back" now, not running up to the Bronx for class in the afternoons, I feel, sitting at the playground after-school now, that something has shifted. Maybe it is also, for me, the strangeness of the hot summer weather, but earlier dark nights.  

1 comment:

  1. Rachel, I always feel like we're somehow so in sync! I just finished an essay about that mama-friend, the one who has a baby the same age; those early days together, the nursing and tea-sipping amidst the babble and drool. The intimacy and the slow pace. And the strangeness of it suddenly being over. It's a short, beautiful time. I couldn't comprehend how fast it would go.

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