Yeah, so, even though I’m mostly a boring chemo patient these days, sometimes I leave the house.
On Saturday night, good buddy Kate came over and hung out with Calvin for a few hours, so mighty, mighty good man David and I could go out to a fancy French dinner.
We went to ChouChou in West Portal. It was a wonderful restaurant; very cozy with delicious food. Much like Le P’tit Laurent in Glen Park, it reminded me a lot of the restaurants we ate in during our honeymoon in Paris.
On Sunday we met up with one of Calvin’s preschool school buddies, Albert (and his lovely parents), at the playground on Sunday. You never know if you will like the parents of the kid your kid wants to be friends with. Maybe they will be super serious and they don’t laugh at your jokes, etc. Luckily, Albert’s parents are really cool people.
I’m feeling a little anxious about meeting new people right now. I don’t feel 100% most of the time, and I’m wearing a wig, which makes me feel like I’m wearing a disguise. I might as well show up wearing this:
When I’m meeting someone new, I feel like they are not seeing the real me, because I’m wearing hair that I bought online. Of course, this is a ridiculous feeling. I’m still me with or without my hair. I felt very comfortable around Albert’s parents. They are clearly good people. And it was really great to watch the boys play together. They are buddies. It’s cute.
In the past, Calvin would watch other kids from afar, but he wasn’t confident enough to approach them and play with them. But as his communication improves he is starting to interact more with kids. It’s really exciting to see. It just warms my heart, because Calvin is such a fun kid, and now other kids are seeing what I see. All of Calvin’s hard work with the behavioral specialists is starting to pay off. I’m so very, very proud of him.
Fascinating blog post, right? My life is a roller coaster ride of play dates and date nights. It’s OK to be jealous. Maybe next time I’ll write about all TV shows and movies I’m watching and all the online shopping I’m doing.