A few months ago, one of my besties created The Starter Mom, a private group on Facebook that is by invitation only (I know- we are very exclusive- and I am happy about that!), so that moms can share their stories, words of wisdom, parenting issues, etc. in a forum where they are not judged and feel supported. I have to say that for the most part- that is exactly what this group is all about. Most people pass no judgement upon each other, offer support or advice from experience, which has been very benificial. So I decided about a month ago, to see if the local moms would be interested in a group play date at the local sprayground. What could be better than sprinklers for kids of all ages on a hot summer day, right?
Well, today was our play date. I was so excited last night that I went on facebook at about 1 am (thank you Kelsey), to recheck people's profile pics (not in a stalker sense) to try and mark as many familiar faces to find people. We gathered together and it was fabulous- I was able to hang out with moms I knew, moms I met for the first time, and kids of various ages! I was truly inspired by one of our moms who has 11 month old triplets. She was incredible! I can barely get through some days with the two girls and they are 19 months apart, I don't know that I'd have the strength to do multiples- but she is a natural! I also loved getting to see moms with adorable little boys because all of my friends have girls (what water fountain were we all sipping from? haha), so I enjoyed watching how boys play too!
Speaking of little boys, my girls hit it off with the boys big time! Julianna did her typical silent treatment to two boys around her age, and then started opening up, mainly because she is very good at "hard to get". And Kelsey found the little boy of the triplet bunch to be quite the catch- perfect seeing as they are only 6 days apart :) Watch out daddy- they have their eyes on some cuties!
The best part I think was just to get out for an afternoon with other moms and watch our kids enjoy each other's company. So many times I feel in a funk because I am home 24/7 with my girls with no intellectual stimulation during the day (I am VERY grateful to be a SAHM, don't get me wrong). I found today to be eye-opening because I see how other moms do it, how they manage and how we are all still here and in love with our kids. It gives me such a sense of pride to have quasi organized this play date because I know that great things are to come!
Here's to making more mom-friends!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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