Nervous

Jun. 6th, 2014 10:55 pm
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We have invited the neighbor kids and their parents over for a pool party tomorrow. There are 5 neighbor kids within -1 to +3 years of C's age and only one of them has their own pool.

I was raised by introverts. Introverts with a profoundly disabled child. I can count on one hand the number of times I remember anyone other than a relative entering any home I lived in before the age of 18. I am nervous, but I would like C's experience to be different and I am willing to endure some discomfort to make that so. However, the house and yard are not up to perfectionist standards.

Today I decided that I would deliberately let that go. I am thinking that we could choose to be the neighbors you were not afraid to invite over because they clearly weren't holding themselves or anyone else to unrealistic Martha Stewart standards.

That's sane, right? As long as I sweep the floors and wipe the counters, the fact that there are toys and books everywhere and the back yard (outside the pool area) is a jungle is ok?

Dear Internet, please validate me.
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