I cannot take credit for that title as it is the name of some other, much more clever mother's blog, but these words are ringing in my brain today.
You see, a few weeks ago I thought it would be a great idea to volunteer to start/run a playgroup for our neighborhood. In hindsight, this was anything but.
You see, while I love MY child and am moderately pleased with myself that I have managed to keep him alive for the past 19 months, I am no good with kids.
So why, do you ask, did I throw my hat in the ring for this daunting task? Simple: I need adult conversation and I must have heard somewhere that a playgroup is a great way to get that. I also must have heard somewhere that if something isn't being done, that probably means it is your job to do it.
So...Today I got the call that I have been dreading: my church leader asking for me to "email her a sign up sheet with all the particulars" (she said it as if I actually had "particulars" in mind).
I put on my "I used to be a sales person and can make you believe almost anything" voice and said.. "of course! no problem. I have come up with some really fun ideas."
The problem, friends and fellow bloggers, is that I don't have much in mind. I don't know how to go about this. I have never even been to a playgroup, let alone started one!
I turned to google and fortunately I was able to find some things out. But I am asking for any help. What are some fun things that you ahve seen happen at Playgroups. I want moms to WANT to come and for it to be fun for the kids too (I guess) and I know that generally people only give you one to two chances with their time.. so I have to start with a bang.