I'm not very responsible. I lose my phone, forget to charge it, record a date on my pocket planner but not the fridge calendar.... But this day, I was exceptionally responsible. I didn't even look at my fridge calendar that should have all our plans recorded on it. I might have saw that we invited some friends over that morning. I might have been super excited and had the schoolwork put away, lunch plans made, and who knows, maybe picked up some. Nope. The doorbell rang and my friend Lark was there with her 2 children (N, age 5 and M, age 1). She noticed my surprised face and offered to come back another time, but I couldn't do that to her! (She is special. We have a lot in common, even though we don't know each other that well, but it feels like we have been friends forever.)
Not only was Lark coming over for a play date, she brought books and lesson plans! She was sharing with us a mini unit on Bill Peet, a childrens author. It was awesome! She read books, fed the kids animal crackers (she talked about how Peet used real and fictional animals in his books), and then made placemats depicting animals the kids made up. After, we all got to each lunch together and the kids had some free play. It really turned into a nice playdate, even if I totally forgot about it!