I have to admit, I was reluctant to join a Mommy & Me group. I just didn’t want to “deal” with it, for lack of a better reason. We had a good thing going you and I; with our daily walks, bi- and tri-weekly outings to Target and counting down the hours until Daddy got home, why on earth would we need a playgroup? You aren’t even playing yet. Boy, was I wrong! Our life really is fuller now for having joined the New Moms of 2009 group. So far, we have attended several events and they are, in a word…fun.
Everyone in the group has a baby under the age of seven months old and the conversations are exactly the type I had dreaded, but very much needed to be a part of: at what age did your baby sit up/roll over/find his feet/sleep through the night, where did you get that toy/onesie/hat/play gym, what do you think about that stroller, those diapers/burp cloths/diaper bag, how often and how much are you feeding him, etc., etc. Sort of mind numbing stuff to anyone but a new mom, but topical and very important. It’s great to share with and learn from other new moms and so comforting to know there they are going through the same frustrations and concerns that I am. There are a couple of moms in our group that I could see being very good friends with and I am definitely enjoying the social interaction and adult conversation!
The babies are so young yet that all they do is lay there side-by-side and play with colorful hanging toys above their heads, but you do seem entertained by the other tots and the idea is that the group stays together long enough that our babies grow up together and be friends, which would be very cool indeed.
The best is yet to be.