She was always the social one-although she claims to be shy.
On the drive home from school she'd make plans to play with Nichole after her piano lessons. We'd pull into our driveway and she'd leap from the car and shout "I'm going to meet Ainsley and Keegan at the park!" as she ran through our yard holding hands with her little brother. A short while later, 5 extra kids would be in our family room making a sofa cushion fort. They usually ended up in the toy room playing school or "cooker" before dinner.
She'd hold court at our Brownie meetings-leading through humor. She made everyone feel important.. She made sure everyone welcomed and included her brother's since they HAD to attend every meeting.
She'd beg to go around the pond on her scooter one more time before Hannah had her weekly visitation with her dad. She'd inhale dinner and race through her homework if she knew it meant getting to spend more time with friends before bed. She'd play dress-up and have a photo shoot with Lauren, play Barbies with Nichole & Natalie, horses and American Girls with Emmie and Allie.
We've been in our new house sixteen days and she hasn't made any friends. She hasn't gone to play at anyone's house. There's no pond to ride around, no one to meet at the neighborhood playground. She hasn't complained but I know she's lonely.
And it breaks my heart.
I'm sorry Peanut!