Later in the day we attended a birthday party for Pat's friend. Lucky for Ryan there were lots of other kids there and ANOTHER bouncy house. Ryan had a great time.
However, with Ryan playing with all the other kids, I had a moment of guilt wash over me. Ryan doesn't really have any friends, and this is mostly my fault. It can be hard making friends and even harder when you move frequently. I've made a few great friends over the years, but the closest one is about 150 miles away. I've tried to make friends here but haven't had much luck. Not having many other kids to play with is one of the reasons I've signed Ryan up for preschool twice a week in the fall. I think socializing with the kids will be fun for him, but he also NEEDS to see other people when Pat is deployed. I guess I cannot dwell on the fact that me having no friends = him having no friends because I am trying my best, and hopefully he'll get some friends of his own as he grows a bit older. He is still young after all. And pretty soon he'll have a great playmate in Sean. They are already so fond of each other; I cannot wait to see where the next half year brings them.
As I said it was a short weekend, this is because Pat is currently attending an out of state funeral for a guy that he worked with. While I will miss Pat tonight, I think he needs to be there and hope that the family can find some peace.