Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun at the Library

Being a stay-at-home-mom is a wonderful thing in so many ways, but after working for 12 years, the sudden transition has been a little difficult. Life is funny that way: I remember when I was working I would sometimes wish I could just stay home. And now that I am staying home I find myself sometimes wishing I could just go back to work. I have a slight case of "the grass is always greener...". But in my heart I feel that being home with Cameron is the right thing for me to do. However, back in February I began to feel a little "socially isolated." Darby discovered that the library up the steeet from our house has several programs geared towards children, so I decided to venture out and see what it was all about. Cameron and I attended our first "Baby Lapsit" in February, and we have been going regularly ever since. Baby Lapsit is designed for babies up to the time they start walking. It consists of songs and a story and bubbles at the end of the session. Cameron and I have made some new friends and it has been so fascinating to watch Cameron "meet" other babies. The first time we went he did a lot of staring; I suppose he was amazed to see such tiny people when he had only seen adults. But he thoroughly enjoys himself and gets to clap, crawl around and be as social as babies this age can be. All the babies love the bubbles, and I must say it is my favorite part. They play 2 wonderful songs during the bubbles: "Catch a Falling Star" (and put it in your pocket...) and also "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Cameron is a little mesmerized by the bubbles at first, and then begins crawling after them, trying to grab them or smacking the ones that have landed on the floor. He gets so excited; I captured several "pure joy" photos that I am hapy to share with you all. He recently crawled through the tunnel as well! I do have to put him at one end and then run to the other end to get him to crawl through, but I was so proud of his first tunnel crawl! I met several ladies who belong to a stay-at-home mother's group, and I have joined that as well. Cameron and I are now able to attend play dates and other social events. Being able to watch Cameron experience life is a joy, and while it is hard to stay home at times, it is totally worth it.

So I would like to thank the public library for providing this outlet for parents and children...keep up the good work!

2 comments:

Jenny S said...

That last picture is PRICELESS!!!

Takoma Volpe said...

Laura, I'm so glad you found this group! It can make such a difference. I still struggle with wanting to go back to work and our decision for me to stay home, and it's been 5 years now for me. Call if you want an empathetic ear...
Having a group of other moms to hang and talk with is so - - - important! So glad you found a place to fill that role. :)