Benjamin’s first birthday is rapidly approaching. Which means I haven’t worked in almost a year. I’ve been at home with him for exactly 11 months today.
And in that 11 months? I haven’t gone to one playgroup, joined one mom’s group, attended one library story time, or done any kind of organized activity with Benjamin.
Someone should take away my SAHM card, immediately. Clearly, I’m doing this wrong.
I’ve discussed this before, but for those of you new here: when I was working, I dreamed of staying at home with Benjamin, doing brain-enriching activities all day long (he would be a genius!), making new mommy friends and baby friends, taking music/swimming/art/etc. classes with him, exercising regularly (being thin!), having an immaculately clean house, delicious meals on the table for dinner every night, and perfectly styled cupcakes prepared weekly.
While I’m making baby steps on the being-a-good-housewife thing, it’s high time that I start breaking out and finding some adults to convene with and activities for Benjamin to participate in.
Our town just opened up a family center with a free playgroup that meets a few times a week, and I’m going to test it out. I don’t have the highest hopes, since we live in redneckville, and the people at the playgroup will possibly be a little more like Honey Boo Boo’s family than my normal peeps (hey, I’m all for making new friends, but friends with teeth are preferred), but, I’m going to try it! If that doesn’t work out, there are a few other semi-local similar playgroups to give a whirl. Fingers crossed!
How do you find mom groups/playgroups/activities?