When I think about how the move will affect Elanor, one of the most difficult things to accept is that we are taking her away from our families and the friends (old and new) who have been such a huge part of her life since she was a newborn. Granted, we will Skype, we will blog, we will facebook, and we will twitter…but it’s not the same as getting together for a spur of the moment play-date at a home, the zoo, or the playground.
While Elanor is too young to have memories of her life in Boston, we will make sure she knows how much she’s loved by those we won’t be seeing so frequently anymore. This past Saturday was an example of why…her going away party. When I told my friends at Isis Maternity (where we’ve taken mom & baby classes for over a year) that Ravi had accepted the job in Singapore, Lily offered to host a going away playdate immediately. Friends came together on a gorgeous unseasonably warm day to play, to do art (led by the fabulous Aimee of Red Shoe Arts /maid of honor extraordinaire), and wish Elanor “Bon Voyage.”
We already miss all of you, and we haven’t even left yet…
For those of you interested in following our adventures in Singapore, come visit me at Expat Bostonians. Thus far I’ve just reposted the post from our visit to Singapore and this post, but after the move you’ll see very different content in the two blogs (although of course there will be crossover).