** Please note the sarcastic undertones **
Forgive me if I offend, but this is how I feel about the Park Hill play groups that I recently signed up for. My intentions were to meet other moms and babes in my neighborhood so that I could:
A) get out of the house with purpose
B) find a few amigos for Logan
C) possibly make cocktail buddies with another couple
D) find a walking partner who also has to tote along a stroller
E) put a few babysitting resources in my pocket
F) have all of the above if I was lucky
The problem? I am too turned off by the play group names to even give them a try.
Yep, I am totally judging the books (or should I say bears?) by their cover. Horrible, I know. In fact, I almost feel guilt.
But I mean come on, why the cutesy names? Can't we just call it what it is? How about the '0-6 month' play group? Or the 'Wednesday' group. I may even take legit animals ('Grizzly Bears') over their candy counterparts ('Gummy Bears'). One thing for sure is that getting an e-mail a day from the various stuffed bear clubs is sending this mama and her cub (sorry, couldn't resist) running in the opposite direction. I am still confused at why having a baby constitutes the need to talk in code?
Anyhow, I have just successfully 'unsubscribed' myself from my first attempt at being a social mom. Just to maintain a little dignity...