My 4-year-old asked me the other day if we could go to my girlfriend’s house, to play with her 2-year-old daughter. I called, and it worked out, but the whole thing made me sad, because I realize my poor daughter has no friends. She isn’t in preschool or daycare, and the girls in ballet live in the PB area. Her only playmate is big sis, who is practically 5 years her senior. She’s practically a tweener, and doesn’t always feel like playing with her little sister. Which makes me even sadder. So I decided to look for a playgroup we could join. It’s kind of intimidating, and I wouldn’t know how to deal with the situation if any of the moms rub me the wrong way. I suppose I could just not go to meet-ups any more, and find another playgroup… I don’t know. I contacted 3 today, was accepted to 1, and have RSVP’d to a meet-up for next week. It’s a “Natural Mama” playgroup, which means the members believe in attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, living “naturally”, you get the idea. I do believe in all those things & more, but I probably come off as more mainstream – and that’s probably because for the most part, I am! Just because I was raised that way, my husband is, and for the most part, it’s what we can afford. Am I going off on a tangent? Anyway, if anyone reads this who is a member of a playgroup, leave a comment about your thoughts on the situation. Thanks!


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