Most of the peoole came. I still somehow manged to make too much food. But it was a good time. KidK wasn't really feeling the 'socialize with other kids' vibe, which has me a little worried. He's had so little regular contact with kids his age since we moved here, he's stsrting to treat Mama and Daddy like the 'real' friends and playmates and all others as strangers and interlopers. He did great playing on the equipment while I was part of the playing group, but as soon as I went back to socialize with my own age group, he quickly lost interest. *sigh* Oh well. Hopefully he'll be able to start preschool in the fall. Hopefully too, this summer will see more regular socializing with the same kids.
But on the plus side, successful social event!
Speaking of, I had a great Ladies' Night with a colleague and old friend of The Professor's. She invited three other ladies (including myself) to hang out in her hot tub and drink wine and be served food by her eldest child. It was one of those "Oh, is thiswhat people do on Ladies' Nights?" moments. I'd never had one before. Despite being the only gal not in academia, it was still very fun. I need more of those kinds of nights, where I am reminded that my worth as a social creature is not entirely reliant on my status as a mother or spouse.