Wednesday, February 6, 2008

play group

I love our play group, and that says a lot about the wonderful people in it because I would have sworn, pre-motherhood, that I was not a "play group" type of person. I didn't relish the idea of sitting around with a bunch of women talking about "mom stuff" and feeling the pressure to keep up. I thought it would be a lot like baby showers, where I can only take so much before it's time to get out of there. But it's not that way at all. These women (and one dad) are so intelligent, thoughtful and nice that it always feels so good to get together with them, and I look forward to it. It's like the way you instinctively relax when you sink into a comfortable sofa. We met about a year ago, when our babes were still just that — toothless, helpless, not even sitting up yet. We were all in the same ECFE class, and we kept meeting after the class ended, and now we've seen our babies grow into toddlers — running around, developing personalities, saying each other's names, pulling things out of each other hands. Now that we have a year of history behind us, it's fun to imagine what our kids will be like a year from now, when they actually learn the art of playing together, not just in tandem with each other.

Anyway, here's Daniel today at the top of the slide, with Calla in the background.



And here he is just getting ready to come down. He was sitting on my lap when I exported this one from iPhoto. He saw it and said, "Slide," and then, "Wheeeee!"



Of course, where there's a broom ...

5 comments:

LutherLiz said...

Such a cutie! (also a bit of a ham for the camera) Both good things!

kristine said...

He is so adorable! I think it is great that you got into the paly group and love it so much. I am sure it helps with all of the day to day, week to week same-old same-old.

Ellen said...

How fun! It's great to have Daniel play with the same group of kids for so long because it will help him make friends in the future and interact with others in a positive way.

Anonymous said...

That's funny what you said about not wanting to be a type who sits around talking about other "mom stuff," similar to a baby shower. What's funny is that most types who feel that way are like you; they end up doing the activities regardless, and thoroughly enjoy them!

I think the whole rebelliousness against "mom" stuff is just a phase that every single person goes through.

- Susanne

Anonymous said...

I recognize that slide! Heavens, do we HAVE full conversations? Maybe that's why we keep getting together-- to finish the topic we started last time! (Laura)