Over the past days I have attended two parent and child groups. Two groups I have never been to before, where I know no one. I pulled up all the courage I had to get the kids in the car and drive there. Then walk into a room full of other mums and kids where I knew no one. Where I didn't know the protocol, the order of things, way things are done.
But I did it. I smiled at other mums, tried not to shout too loudly at M and hope the N did not throw up everywhere. I even managed conversations with other mums. The usual how old is little one? Is it your first? Blah blah blah.
It took a lot.
I tried not to worry other mums would gasp at the fact M is full on and had a mini breakdown when I told him we were going. Or the fact that N is a little on the big side and is sick continuously. Or that I looked a complete mess with tired eyes and that I babble a lot.
But I got through it. And yes I'll be back again.