The sun is shining. The birds are singing. The cherry trees are blossoming.
These are all very good reasons not the be in the library on a Thursday afternoon.
For our first baby time after spring break, we had a grand total of TWO mothers with their babies in attendance, making this the smallest baby time of my career.
But you know what? It was actually pretty awesome.
We threw the plan out of the window. We sat on the floor and explored board books together. We sang a few songs, shared a few finger plays.
We talked. We talked about mommy guilt, and about the challenges of being a new parent, or being a newcomer to this ridiculously expensive, frequently impersonal city.
We talked about babies and screen time, and about trying to read to a wiggly baby.
Both moms said they would tell their friends about the program, and stayed afterwards to socialize.
It wasn’t the baby time I’d planned, but I think it turned out quite nicely all the same.