I have some wonderful friends in my life. I’ve been practically a shut in since Leo was born. Yeah, I take him out to the park behind me a couple times a week, and we do things as a family but I haven’t actually taken Leo to meet other babies. I haven’t taken the time to meet other moms locally.Why? I’m shy. I’ve always been shy in nature. My friends have been worried about me being well.. shut in.. so stubbornly after given some tough love I decided to try again at making some friends. Maybe I should listen to my friends in my online mom group more often.
I stumbled upon a local stay at home mommy group on Facebook that meets up weekly at a different park. I joined the group and the next day I decided to put my fears aside. I went to the park.
There were a good number of mommies there, but the children were much older than my 6 month old son. To my luck there were two other moms there with babies. One was 9 months old and the other was 18 months old. The mom with the 9 month girl offered to bring a blanket for the babies to play on. Leo still can’t quite sit up on his own so he was on his tummy. The other two girls were old enough to sit and move around. Leo was really shy at the beginning but he ended up warming up & being himself in the end. I even ended up making a mommy friend with the mother of the 9 month old girl! It was so nice to talk to someone face to face for a change. She seems pretty nice and her daughter is a doll.I was invited to take Leo to a play date next week. I hope that goes as well as the first time meeting some of the other stay at home moms at the park.
I am ecstatic I found this mommy group and really hope this means great things for Leo and I. Maybe I will start to feel even better finding someone other than an almost 6 month old, my husband, and my parents to talk to face to face. Who knows.