I went to another Mom’s Club outing today, this time at a super fun indoor playground in Parker, CO (the next town over to me.) I am very grateful that places like this exist, because I am constantly stock-piling ideas of how to burn off some energy in about 4 short months when there will be snow outside. (Yikes, snow. I moved away from snow 10 years ago, ON PURPOSE. Sigh, too bad Eli isn’t originally from like, Hawaii.)
They have an entire area devoted to “Crawlers” where there are lots of fun foam things to crawl all over, and tons of activities for kids that are smaller. I got to meet lots of other moms, and as I sat back and watched Vivien explore all the items, and crawl at the speed of light (seriously, the chick is FAST) I realized that she’s finally at the “playing stage.” I especially realized it because she was one of the older babies in the group.
It was great to be able to put her in the (heavily padded) area and just watch her explore on her own. I also got to talk to other Moms, and felt myself again.
I must admit to you, lovely readers, that I’ve been in an emotional “rut” for a while now. Not having any local friends is wearing thin for me, because I am so used to being surrounded by people and in a work environment. Since it’s just me and the kiddo all day, in a new area, well…. you get the picture.
I am SO GLAD that I joined this group. And I am so proud of my little crawling angel-baby for being a wonderful joy to me every single day, and for teaching me to become a Mom.
PS: Vivien is now officially 10 months old, and I have some crap-tastic pictures (yeah, you try chasing around a 10 month old while holding a stuffed monkey. Not. Going. To. Happen.) for her 10 month monkey business post, along with some rad statistics that make me happy. I promise I’ll post that this weekend.