Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Let me check my calendar


We have been out and about quite a bit this week.  Well quite a bit for us.  Wednesday we went to our first mommy’s play group.  I’ve been dragging my feet about going to one because I have this preconceived notion about what they are like.  It was better than I anticipated but still not sure it is for me yet.  We all met at the play area of the mall.  Sabrina isn’t able to go run around with the other kids yet so I spent the 2 hours trying to keep her entertained while the other moms tried to prevent carnage among their children.  I was able to chat a little bit with some of the other moms but everyone was obviously a bit distracted.  Also, this group has been getting together for awhile so I kind of felt like I was trying to break into a clique.  The women were all very nice and the children were all pretty well behaved.  I just wish we could move conversations beyond kids, breastfeeding, giving birth, poop, and naps.  At least there weren’t any milestone competitions (“Johnny started calculating Pi to the 34rd decimal place at 11 months.”)  I am perfectly happy to talk about Sabrina but throw me something non-child related.  Ask me if I like diet coke or diet pepsi better…something.

Wednesday evening we had dinner with another couple.  (The male half of the couple recruited Steve for his job.)  It was fabulous!  They thought Sabrina was charming but the evening wasn’t all about her.  It is so rare to find a couple that you truly like both halves – and we did.  So we might have a couple friend – woohoo!

Last night, I had a mom’s night out with another mommy group (sans children).  Again, a fabulous evening.  We had drinks and some munchies and just chatted about everything and nothing.  I ended up chatting in the parking lot with another mom for an hour before we left.  It was lovely – I left the house with no diaper bag, wearing cute impractical shoes and dangly earrings which Sabrina would have ripped out of my lobes in 3.5 seconds.

AND, AND, AND this weekend we are heading to PA to pick up the last odds and ends from the house.  My in-laws have offered to hang out with Sabrina and let us go to a movie on Saturday night!  Oh it feels so sinful.   THEN, Sunday morning we are going to my favorite non-child-friendly brunch spot while my in-laws again hang out with Sabrina.  Sigh…it almost brings tears to my eyes.

A few pictures of cuteness to hold everyone over while we are out of touch for the weekend.

She apparently thinks her wagon wheel is pretty freaking hilarious:


And this is my view anytime she isn’t on my lap or I’m not on the floor with her – she is hanging off my leg.


And her cute little bunny feet in her sleeper.  She’s almost outgrown it now but I love this one.


Hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend!

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3 Comments to

“Let me check my calendar”

  1. On August 31st, 2007 at 11:00 pm Samantha Says:

    It sounds like you’re starting to settle in a little. They say it can take up to 2 years before you feel at home again in a new place. I’d lay bets you’ll have that beat by a mile. Sabrina looks adorable, as always.

  2. On September 1st, 2007 at 12:42 am Lori Says:

    I hear ya on the Mommy groups! I have been asked to join and attend for the last seven years and for the most part have successfully avoided!!! I like the no kids, out for drinks, talk anything other then kids kind of group! Are you coming to MN anytime soon?

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. On September 1st, 2007 at 10:13 am karen Says:

    Have a wonderful time! It sounds to die for. Seriously.

    Have you sold your house yet?

    I signed up for a playgroup and then resigned from it. Nobody had a kid my son’s age and that’s what I was looking for. Oh well.

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