Last weekend we attended our first kids party with baby in tow. My husband and I were truly surprised!! I was running around doing the limbo, pinata and playing games. And he was with the fellas having drinks and watching the children play.
Then someone came over to me and said. First kids party huh? I was like how can you tell!!?? He said don’t worry it normally turns into an adults party afterwards.
I decided in that moment that even though is is only 9 months and can’t do much yet with other kids, I enjoyed exposing her to the fun involved with parties, games and playing along! I found myself smiling within. Without a huge network of moms close by it was nice to just sit back, talk to other moms and watch the kids play!
The downside of course was that after her first kids party…followed her first virus!! The gift that keeps giving because now I have it as well!
I spent the first couple of days beating myself up and then finally realized that it happened and that there is nothing else to do! Now turn way to protect a child. I washed her hands..dressed her warmly, etc.
Another lesson in motherhood. Being more flexible and learning to enjoy all of the moments. I have spent the last week nursing her back to health…but I suppose the beauty of it all is learning that I CAN.