Monday, June 12, 2006

We actually sociallized this morning

We went to Book Babies at the Library this morning. For those of you who remember, we tried going once 2 or 3 monthes ago but Mark was too little to enjoy it. He just wanted to run arround and didn't care about the songs or books. And the first time the other moms didn't seem approachable. They all had their own clicks and I felt like that other mom.

But today, Mark loved it. Part of the time. The other part he was so scared shy he clung to me. It was weird because it would change every 2 or 3 minutes consistantly. We will be going every week now. Mark has been showing such an interest in playing with other kids. And he will get to know the songs and routine of story time really quick. Plus after we go to play in the 'playroom' in the kid's section with the other kids.

I didn't feel like such a chicken shit either, which is unusual. I had made some loose arrangements with my cousin's wife and her daughter, so they were there. I think next week I may even try to actually talk to some other moms too. This week the room was packed, but every one left right away. Unless you have somewhere else to be, why? Story time is only 15 minutes long, if that. Let the kids play.

In other news, we hosted an improptu bonfire this weekend. Gabriel had done some landscaping, so we had a batch of bare dirt to use before he seeded it. We just had 2 couples over, but it was alot of fun.

9 comments:

Pendullum said...

Good for you...
You'll find that once you tap into a network of moms in your community life gets so much easier... Good luck next week...

Marz said...

Good for you!
I'm kind of a stay at home body so we don't sociolize much with others, plus working full time doesn't help either, lol. We do go to swimming though, lol

chelle said...

lol I am a little social butterfly lately but it takes a lot for me to get out there.

Melany aka Supermom said...

It's important to just get out there. Once you've done that, things get so much easier

sunshine scribe said...

Hooray. That sounds like fun. Hopefully the next outing will be even better. Good for you.

Mommy off the Record said...

I'm glad you had a fun time. Sometimes I find it hard to approach other moms, but once I do I find that most people are really nice. Good for you for getting out there.

Wenchy said...

That is wonderful! I remember doing that when my kids were small.... mmmm as appose to the giants they are now. LOL

Glamorous Redneck said...

I wish we had something like that around here! It's so fun when kids get together for story time. My grandma used to do that in the summer time & then all the kids would put on a play at the end of the summer.

Wenchy said...

Hey babe.

I did the Thursday Thirteen bit JUST FOR YOU. :o)