Just about 2-1/2 years ago I walked into a large room in the corner of an office building for the first time. I put a blanket on the floor, took off my shoes, filled out a name tent, and sat quietly waiting for the meeting to start. Oh yeah, I also took my 6-week old baby boy out of his carseat and placed him on the blanket in front of me…like all of the other new moms in the room.
For a little more than 4 months we met in this room once a week and discussed the realities of having a new baby. At 6-months old, our babies graduated and we were on our own. Little did I know that I would meet 14 very special women and their children through this group. We had been split up into smaller playgroups to meet on our own schedule. Our group decided that Friday Playgroup would work for us. There are 15 of us. Some of us stay home full-time, some of us work full-time, some of us do a little of both, but we meet every Friday. We have been meeting every Friday for over 2 years. We started out with 15 babies…now there are 15 2-1/2 year olds, 8 additional babies, and 3 more on the way…including our 1st set of twins!
We weren’t able to celebrate our first pregnancies together, but we have celebrated all of our babies 1st and 2nd birthdays together and have had baby showers for the new babies that keep expanding this playgroup! I love our Friday Playgroups, but I cherish the times that we have Mom’s Night Out to laugh and talk and not be mommies (although most of our conversations still revolve around the kiddos)!
I am so thankful for the Mommies of Friday Playgroup!