Hussy/Slut/Whore/Harlot/Floozie: When we hear any of these words, we think negatively right? Women dressed provocatively, being sexually promiscuous. Dudes who have no regards for the women they spend their time with, treating them like objects. They don’t have to be men or women, I think they generally speaks toward promiscuity of any sort of activity.
Earlier this week, I was called a “play group slut” by a friend of mine. I didn’t deny it. In fact, I embraced it.
It was joking term, and we all got a great laugh out of it. Secretly though, I spent the rest of the play date until Ethan fell asleep in my arms, begging to go home for his afternoon nap (one of three he took that day mind you – HELLO GROWTH SPURT!) – contemplating how I could make this term into something awesome.
Here’s my confession: I’ve been on the prowl for various activities and groups to keep E-man occupied and entertained and myself, well, many of these come in the form of coffee dates, or walks. I’m an advocate for both well-caffeinated mamas and being fit so it’s really win-win.
Here’s our current play group schedule. Major kudos to my main playgroup squeezes. We tried out a new one today over at Westfield Annapolis (walking at 9:30a), so we’ll see if we have a new Thursday date in the making.
As you can see, we’re in search of a Thursday and Friday play group. I do like Stroller Strides, though while it’s not a play group, it is a fun activity and they do have the Plum Moms Club which we did enjoy earlier this week.
What’s key in our playgroups?
Kiddos of an age close to Ethan. He’ll be four months in a week and a half. Holy $#!t!
Cheap. Ain’t no one got time for expensive play dates.
Variety of play dates. Sometimes we’ll walk in the park. Sometimes we’ll have coffee. Both play groups also have Mom’s Nights Out (I have one tonight! Hooray!)
Let’s also be honest, age matters. I’m not talking about kiddos here. While a 22 year old and I might both be mama’s…there’s a world of difference between us. When I was 22, I was doing the worm on the floor of Our House East not changing diapers at 2am.
My top 3 play groups in Annapolis so far are:
So go on over, while you’ll see the old tumblr blog material, the new material will be focused on our day to day, lifecasting more if you will, with funny mama tidbits. It’s me embracing my inner mommy blogger if you will. This space will still have some mama stuff, but more recipes, and workouts. Please excuse the dust, I’m working on revamping the design, but the logo is up! Huzzah!
Check out my previous article on finding a “Moms” group (because really, when they’re this young they don’t do much playing).