Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Trying New Things

So, I'm getting out. I've been feeling puny for so long, and now that we've gotten back into a routine with school and whatnot, it's nice to get back into a groove. Chris is back into both schools, his church preschool started up again last week. And our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups is back in refreshing! Eric and I have ventured out a couple times, a datenight or two. We've tried a couple new restaurants in the area and I've even started reading a new book series, but I'll write about that another time.

Monday I visited a new group, Moms of Miracle Babies, at Connection Pointe church, which is this giant beast of a church here in town. There were half a dozen women there, their kids were in school or went into 'child care'. But I was unprepared to pay for that, so Chris and Sam stayed with me. Chris ran wild, but eventually made friends with the other girl there. I wasn't sure what to expect, and honestly a bit nervous about walking into a room full of women I didn't know. Maybe I thought it would be more of a group of kids that had had a bumpy start, happy ever after stories. Infertility maybe? That's what I think of when I think of My Miracle Kid! I used to be painfully shy, but college and Chris have taught me to be so much more outgoing, and now I've lost all modesty. :) But I think that's a good thing, let's all share what we've been through, so we can learn from each other! And that was what this group was about. Most of our discussions were related to being parents special needs kids, talking doctors, and recommendations for this and that.

Once again, God shows me just how BLESSED I am. Chris has had problems, but boy howdy they could be worse. A lot worse. I don't have to deal with Medicaid, and Chris's problems have more or less all been fixable.

So Blessed.

I got some suggestions from some of the other moms, on dealing with the schools and we gossiped about doctors. It was cool. Unfortunately, they are planning on moving the group to night time, and well, Mommy has become less and less of a social night person. We're not much good after 7. Frankly if it's not centered around a meal, I just won't leave the house in the evening. It's not worth the stress...the boys, or mine.

Then today, I tried another group there, Mom 2 Mom. That was cool. It was more like my MOPS group, but little less focus on being a better Mom, but with more focus on a Bible Study type book they are reading...more being a better Christian (and being a Mom too). It was cool! I'm going back.

I've been frustrated lately that my husband and friends are all doing things, getting out Without Kids, doing stuff for themselves, Why Can't I? I thought that signing up for so many Mom groups, or playdates or being so social was crazy, but I find that doing these things gives me a great opportunity to better myself. So, I'm starting, I'm getting out, and trying new things. And if I'm a better Me, I can be a better Mom.


Seestor said...

I wanted to start my own MOPS group called "HOPS", a mom's group that centered around parenting... and BEER. Any takers? :)

Cathy said...

I like it! I'm always in a mood for drinkin'!