Two weeks ago, one of Olivia’s best friends had brain surgery. Yes, you read that right, brain surgery. K is fine, thank God. But she’s not able to go back to school for at least 6 weeks. K misses all of the girls terribly and really wants to go back to school, but she’s just not able yet. Last Sunday, my friend Robin decided to have a party for K so she could hang out with her friends and invited Olivia. It was last-minute so I already had two soccer games to go to so I wasn’t able to go to the party. Because Robin is awesome, she said I could just drop Olivia off.
Me: But I’ll be at soccer from 2 until 4:30!
Robin: So? Trust me! Just leave her!
Me: Are you sure? You have to promise to call me if she melts down, causes trouble, or she’s just too much to handle, ok? You promise? Are you sure? Are you sure? Are you sure?
Robin: Yes! Drop her off. Go. She’ll be fine.
And she was. She went to the party all by herself for 4 hours and was totally fine. Robin reported that she was able to understand everything Olivia said and knew what she needed. She sat and watched the movie with the girls, ate snacks and behaved. I couldn’t believe it!!! I’ve never left her at a party before and certainly not for that long! I was so thrilled that not only was Robin comfortable enough to let me do this, but Olivia was such a big girl! That is huge for us. Huge. I was so proud of Olivia and so touched by Robin’s kindness. My little girl sure is growing up!