OK, I'm a hermit. I never go anywhere. This means that Terra, at 3, has very little experience with other children her age/size. I was a little worried about whose ass she'd kick at the park today. She surprised me, and was an angel. She slid and swung and ran and jumped and rode the little airplane and blew bubbles and drew pictures with sidewalk chalk and played amazingly well with all the kids, regardless of age, and there were MANY there that were younger and smaller. She was so well behaved and so polite and really good at taking turns and not being pushy. It was amazing! (If only she'd be so well behaved at home!) I met Lord knows how many other moms from the group (whose names I will never remember!) The weather was perfect, and MAN did Terra sleep when we got home!
I think this should pretty much be a daily thing.
Truth is, I'm not normally the 'mommy group' type. I have never belonged to such a thing, online or off, I've never been to an event where a bunch of strangers got together just so their kids could play together. I was not only worried that Terra would be that kid, I was also worried about my reaction if some other kid decided to be that kid and pick on Terra. But you know, I was just as worried that we'd get there and they'd peg me for the geek I am.
We had such a good time, the other moms were great, the kid were alllll so good. And, well, damn it I feel old and domesticated and whatever, but I really enjoyed it and I can't wait till the next one!