Friday, July 15, 2016

31 Days Of Friends, Day 5: Angela and Hanna V

Even though I'm on summer vacation, I've kept my daughter in daycare. I have a few reasons for this, with the two biggest being that I don't get any kind of discount if I keep her home for a week, and the fact that at least in daycare she gets to socialize with other kids and doesn't have to do boring adult stuff with her mom all day. So when my friends, Hanna from Lavia and Angela from Rauma, said they'd like to visit with their kids, I let them know that Annikki wouldn't be around to play. They were fine with that, so the plans were made.

I hadn't seen Hanna since she left her job at Satakunnan Monikulttuuriyhdistys, a place where I was volunteering(and would later work) at roughly a year ago. A lot had changed in both of our lives since that point, so it was nice to catch up. I also finally got to meet her twins, who seemed like happy and healthy four-year olds.

Angela, on the other hand, I saw about a month ago. We try to organize semi-regular playdates with her son and Annikki, since they're only a few months apart and since both of our families are Finnish and American.

The playdate was fun, but tiring. We walked around a little, but since it was so windy I invited everyone into our apartment. The kids had a blast playing with Annikki's toys, and it was nice to talk with the girls, but at the end of the day I'm very happy that I'm only a mother of one. I don't know how anyone can handle twins.

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