There are books upon books available to help Mom’s with their impending birth. For me, now 18 months post delivery, I realized there is very little information about socializing with baby.
My daughter is an incredibly “busy” little girl. She is like a baby chick that I try to herd, unsuccessfully. (most kids are busy but she’s exceptional) This means play dates are filled with half spoken sentences while I prevent a near death fall, lunches out are full of tantrums as she tries to escape her high chair and trips to the park are always exciting as I chase her from one corner to the other. Not quite what I anticipated pre-parent.
Lately I find myself turning down play date invites because they are not fun with a very curious and busy toddler.
Our baby girl is fun, smart, sweet, busy and we love her dearly. I realize this stage will not last forever but I still wonder when the day will come when I get to rejoin the adult conversation.
What do you think, have your kids made it hard to be friendly?