Most Tuesdays we attend a local playgroup (the only one we do go to) with the added bonus of snacks and a music and movement sess (hence why we go)! The weeks we don’t I am usually interrogated by Ethan and Megs and so I have learnt that its best just to keep it as part of our schedule!
I chose it as this weeks “Ordinary moments” because we always have so much fun together and its usually smiles all round and definitely the highlight of the week. I love to see their confidence increase to the point that they’re now up at the front moving and grooving and I love to see them teaming up as best friends out and about around other kids. I used to work for Charlotte who runs the session and so know all of the words and actions – I know the kids think i’m mint when im going for it!!!
Our fave things about the “Sing and Social”:
1. Toast – No matter how much breakfast they eat you’ve never seen 2 kids like these going nuts over some cold toast and a quarter of a crumpet
2. Props – every week there is something new … ribbon sticks, scarves, pom poms…whatever she whips out we go for it followed up by the instruments and later they chill out (love it) for lasers
3. The Parachute – and cleaning up after. Its the biggest one iv’e seen and Megs is ruthless at getting a “tidy up bucket” after we’ve bounced the balls, I laugh my head off at her moves to obtain one!
We started attending again only 2 weeks after we lost Poppy, with all of the babies I did worry how I would feel but also knew the kids would need some normality, so I took a deep breath and walked through the door and since then, for all of us (most weeks) thats what it is a little happy place of normality with a mix of fun, singing, music, bubbles, props and cakes what isn’t there to feel joyful about. An ordinary part of life we love, talk about between sessions and certainly look forward to!