So as a mom you want to find other moms like you, moms who are just normal moms who get the fact that sometimes you feel like you are a victim in a hostage situation – and your toddler is the hostage. Friends who get that you have to eat in 30min or less before your kid gets antsy and you always have to tip big to make up for the mess on the floor. Friends who know that wearing jeans and not sweats is dressing up. People who are somewhat just like you.
So we have been patrolling our local parks and have had very little luck. One park was way too “natural” for my taste. Life breastfeeding children not babies and one time my baby was bitten by a toddler whose mother later informed me he wasn’t vaccinated. Mind you the mom did not appear to care or teach the child that biting was wrong. Meanwhile my baby was inconsolable from the bite.
I am not passing judgment to each his or her own but that is just not my way.
Ok so we were on to the next park but no matter when I went it was all nannies, and no moms.
So we tried another and I was shocked when Ila wanted to borrow sand toys. I told Ila to ask first (and isn’t it a given that she would be able to share this kids copious amount of sand toys). But the kid said no, as kids do. But when I waited for the mom to explain to her son that he needed to share, she didn’t in fact she said he doesn’t like to share and we couldn’t use the sand toys. Then when I proceeded to ask if Ila could try her son’s scooter for a moment to see if Ila was big enough for one of her own, the mom said no the toy was special to her son and he didn’t like to share. Odd I thought but she was with a group of friends and they all appeared to agree with her no share policy.
So on to the next park. And this one was nice and the parents appeared nice enough although not particularly friendly or open to looking for new friends or playmates. And the big kids were taunting my kids and trampling all over them.
UGGGG where do we have to go to find a place to play