So, there we were at the "lapsit story time" and there were a bunch of other young moms, all with babies newborn to 20 months. A perky B&N worker read 5 fabulous stories about monkeys, which was lovely. Baby J loves monkeys. But before and after the monkey tales, there was simply a quilt on the ground with dozens of age-appropriate toys for the taking and about 10 little ones tearing it up. It is interesting trying to socialize as an adult in this situation. For one thing, you have to keep a constant eye on your own child and make sure he isn't "hugging" someone much smaller than he is (Baby J is a hugger... what can I say? He comes by it honestly.). For another thing, children this age haven't learned any social boundaries, so you are just as likely to have someone else's child climbing all over you while you try to make sure your's doesn't mug someone for their stacking toy. And, there are moms of all stripes there... quite young, on the older side, goth, sporty, exhausted, protective, absent... you name it.
As it was, I got caught up in breaking up an almost-scuffle between Baby J and another toddler over a magic wand, and then she was gone. And anyway, our time here is just about up, so I don't need to start
Want to hang with us? We're really fun... and we cook! :)Well, sporty surf mom from B&N, you and I weren't meant to be, but you have introduced me to a whole new phenomenon in my life. Just when you thought being married spared you from ever having another "come here often?" moment. Life is full of surprises, no?