So last week Baba and I tried out a new music and movement group at our children’s centre. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I have been stressing that Baba doesn’t see enough of other children as he spends most of his time with me and Mr L. Now I personally hate these things, but I thought no I need to get Baba interacting with others so we have to go!
Last Friday at 10.30 we had a bags ready and off we went. It was an ok group, the group only started last week so everyone was new to it, that was nice. But I quickly realised that all the other mummies all seemed to know one another and their children seemed to know one another. Not so nice.
Apart from one, she had twins and had brought her friend with her, so she still had a buddy with her. As you need to be doing things with your children, you know the short of thing. They play a song we all sing, and the kids have to do certain actions. Now Baba loves music but he has never had to do certain things to it before, he usually listens to it at home and can dance his own special moves in his own unique way, so after about 15 minutes he got a bit fed up with having to do as he was told with the music and wanted to run around. But I managed to control him for the full 30 minutes, and then they are all given a snack and can go and play in the other room, this he did love and thought this part of the session was great.
So all in all we did have a good time.
The week passed and I didn’t really think about it and then, Mr L asked me last night whether we were going to the music group and the thought filled me with dread once again.
I have to be honest, this morning I was trying to think of reasons not to go, but then the nagging thought that Baba sees no one came into my head, so off we went.
Do you know what he actually really enjoyed it, and he remembered it. I was so proud in one of the songs, he was squatting down, jumping up, stamping his feet and turning around all in the right order. He made a rainbow with his pieces of ribbons, he touched his head, knees and toes when he was told too. He bounced the teddies on his knees, he was shaking the bean bag and played the drum all in the right places. He went and got things from the bags, and then put them back in the bags and clapped himself as he walked back to me. He was a really clever little boy. To top it all of he made some friends, he went out in the playground with the twins H and O and he had a great time, running up and down and playing ‘boo’ with them.
I am so pleased I decided to go with him again. I had made plans for a friend to come down next friday morning but I think it will have to be changed to the afternoon now as we have music and movement to go to!
What a difference a week makes, and I have learned a valuable lesson, it isn’t about what mummy wants to do not all the time!