That’s what I feel like sometimes. We were going to have some friends from church come over tomorrow morning for a play date. The house is picked up & fairly clean – I just finished vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen – and we were ready.
I just heard Emily crying – she was supposed to be taking her nap upstairs. I went up to check on her and she started coughing and then throwing up all over everything. So I have to cancel again. I’m not convinced Emily’s full out sick, but I always try to be more thoughtful and err on the side of caution, so now I need to call up my friend and cancel. She must think we’re always sick. She already mentioned that in an email. I have yet to have her over and she’s so sweet & I really want to get to know her better. We had tried back in September but I was newly pregnant and really sick and exhausted so we canceled. Then for most of the fall, I was dealing with morning sickness and barely going to church on Sundays much less up for having company. December was a busy month and this was the first chance both of us had to get together this month. Cancel again. *sigh*
We’ve already had two failed play dates with another family from church too. The first time was when we were having the family over for dinner and I woke up sick. Me, who very rarely gets sick – at least compared to the kids that is. Then last week, we were going to have the mom and kids over for a play date, but they had to cancel because her daughter came down with a bug.
So remind why I try? I have been trying to meet some new friends and put forth an effort for months now. And I still have yet to have anyone over from church. This is getting really frustrating. I so badly want to make new friends, I need to make new friends. And I find myself asking God “Why? Why do these things keep happening?”
We’re really not sick that often. The kids were sick with a cold maybe twice last fall. I haven’t been sick at all, except for that cold I had a couple weeks ago. Nathan had a minor cold 2 weeks ago, but that was it.
Nate is out of town again – probably until late Saturday night (if we’re lucky, he may have to stay longer.) I so badly wanted to have these friends over. It would have been so good for all of us….