Today was the first playgroup day for Terra Spirit Tots n Parents. There were three mums (myself, Pixie and Sheila), and five children. (im including my 9 week old, even though he did not participate much)
We met at about 10 am, and it was a bit tough because I dont think any of us were completely adjusted to the time change, lol.. I know that little D certainly was not amused at being woken up at 9am, as it still felt like 8am and he was up late last night.
He does not do well with other kids. I guess it is because I did not know anyone else with children when he was born and it wasnt until recently that I met up with another mom, Sheila, with a child near D’s age. And D being 19 months old… well, hes a bit stuck in his ways.
He is fine with the parents of the children. He loves them in fact. Likes to sit on their lap and begs them to pick him up. But if their children approach him, he squints one eye almost shut and screws his face up into a little grimace and it seems like he tries to make himself, or them, invisible to him.
We had an opening circle, which the kids liked. They liked circling round and listening to their mums sing. Little R wanted to sing ‘twinkle twinkle’ afterward, so we did 🙂
Sheila brought some wheat grass seeds and shamrocks, so we went outside and did sum planting.
I think if we continue doing this, little D will hopefully come out of his shell. I love him so much and it makes me feel so sad to see how unhappy he is in the presence of small children.