Today is the first day of my new part-time work schedule. From now on I can pretend to be a stay-at-home mom on Mondays. We may venture to the little kiddie sing-along at the local coffee shop. Because, you know, Edwin just loves to sing. And he loves... coffee. Anyway, I'm thinking maybe I can meet other moms that way.
But it is a tricky business, this reaching out to meet other parents. Because what if you can't stand these people, and your kids become best friends? Then you're stuck hanging out with the kid's mom constantly, who may turn out to be into scrapbooking. Or worse. The possibilities are frightening. But it has to be done. I need to connect with other mothers with nearly 4 month old babies who refuse to nap unless physically attached to a parent, who will only sleep at night when curled up right next to mom (and no, mom cannot watch TV or read at bedtime), and who have no tolerance for being put down whatsoever. Welcome to attachment parenting gone horribly wrong.
Anyone? (Parents with babies who take nice long naps every day and who sleep through the night in their cribs can suck it and need not apply.)
P.S. - We had a very active holiday season, including Edwin getting some Jesus all up on him. Holy baptized baby, batman! And yes, that is a fruity little lace baptismal cap he's wearing. It's a family heirloom, and the pictures will come in handy for embarrassment purposes later on.