Parker is now attending his baby talk classes at WCECC in Carterville. It’s basically a class where you sing songs, play with other kids, and eat snacks. Up until this point he hasn’t had a lot of interaction with other kids so I think it’s important to start getting him involved. My mom usually takes him since I am working, but last week I got to go and see what it’s all about. I’m not gonna lie, I felt a little weird sitting in a circle of 0 to 2 year olds singing ‘the wheels on the bus’…they were even making all the hand gestures that go with the song. This is new to me! I felt so inexperienced because I didn’t even know what hand gestures to do when! I had to follow the other moms. It didn’t take long and I caught on, but I still felt silly. I guess this is why I am a working mom and not a stay at home mommy. There is something about talking baby all day long that doesn’t appeal to me. I need some adult interaction in my life. Plus, it makes me appreciate the time I do have with P. And I don’t work Fridays so I get to spend more time with him than most working mommy’s. (Oh and I am lucky enough to have my parent’s watching him while I’m at work…a big relief…otherwise I might be a stay at home mommy.)
Here’s a good one of him escaping ‘book reading’ time. He was so focused on that darn slide that he was not about to sit still and listen to Ms. Peggy read a book. Look at all the other kids…sitting there enthralled by the book…and P is looking back like ‘that book sucks…come play on the slide’. Trouble maker already. Every week they do a “project”. Last weeks project was making a book “all about me”. They got to put their hand print and foot print in the book! Being the fact that I am not a ‘messy’ mommy…I was about to have a stroke when they stuck is hand in the big red ink pad! It’s a good thing lots of baby wipes were close by because I was for sure not interested in getting red ink out of his white shirt. It will be interesting to see what next week’s class brings. I just hope my son starts learning a few things. He’s a tad spoiled at this point! We NEED to get that under control…FAST!