Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Playgroup Success

Aside from the fact that I thought I could throw in a load of laundry before playgroup and have something good to wear, but could not, playgroup was a huge success. I seriously put all my good clothes in one load in hopes to have a selection. Big mistake. Luckily, these women over looked the poorly dressed newcomer and we had a great time.

Five women showed up. Given my limited seating space, six (including me) seemed to be just the right number. There are some fun women in the ward with lots of smaller children. I felt like I fit right in. Although I haven't known these women as long as they've known each other, we all had a lot to gab about. That's one of the things women do best. Everyone was appreciative and next months playgroup is already scheduled.

I think Parker benefit from this at least as much as I did. He's been dying for some friends and had a great time. He's still talking about all the big kids that came to play and has been asking to have playgroup again tomorrow.

This was a HUGE deal for me. It took a lot for me to call women I didn't know and give handouts to perfect strangers in the hallways at church. I have never been happier to step so far out of my comfort zone. It was well worth it. I think it will help acclimate me much faster...even faster than if I had just shown up at someone else's playgroup.

This was much needed and again, another step closer to feeling at home here.


SHIRLEY'S said...

Sounds like you had a great time! thats awesome. I have had a play group here at our home once a month since we have lived here, and last time one of the kids broke our coffee table... What are you gonna do, right?

Cynthia said...

so - about your calling you mentioned on your sidebar. . . I think you should campaign for ward librarian. Do you ever see how much socializing is done at the library door? You could get to know everyone! AND there are no mid-week meeting.
That's the one I want.
btw - you are very brave with the playdate idea. Way to Go!

Lauri said...

I have always been impressed when new people move in to the ward and get acclamated right away. It seems that those who extend themselves are the ones who do the best. When I was RS president, it was especially evident and there were always those who complained about how unfriendly the ward was. They were always the ones who sat in the back and waited for everyone to come to them. Way to go for getting out of your comfort zone!

by the way, are you having an identity crisis? You keep changing your blog background. Is this the equivilent of redecorating your house? Anyway, I like the limes!


jeanine said...

You are seriously so brave. I don't think I could EVER do that. Way to go! I'm glad that it was a success!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Yeah!! I am so glad it worked out for you!

Its funny, A girl in my ward asked me if I wanted to do a playdate at my house on tuesday..I said sure and was really excited about her coming over and our kids playing. She never showed up or called or anything! That was just this week, so now I was feeling a little discouraged about playdates...but you gave me hope!

Kelly said...

Your page is great!! Love that it was a success- we had playgroup tuesday at Suzanne's, but we were all sick and the schools had a snow day, so I missed! Would've loved to been at yours!!

Pedersens said...

Glad that the play group turned out well, I knew it would! And good job for going out of your comfort zone to get a play group started, I would have never been able to do that! Hopefully it will help you to be able to get to know some of the women better in your ward.

Autumn said...

GREAT! I was wondering about this. Good for you for doing something that goes against the grain for you. I'm so glad you had such great dividends. I'm sure the other ladies needed it too! Way to go for not waiting to be invited!