Tuesday, September 09, 2008

BG likes disco dancing with Dad

2 Months and 2 Days

Today, my husband and I took BG to a Music Together demo class. Personally, I think she’s too young, even though they state the classes are for birth to 5 year olds but it was free, it was in the neighborhood, it got us out of the house, it allowed her to stare at other babies, her favorite pastime right after eating and sleeping, and it got hubby to taste what it probably will be like when we sign her up for play dates and what not.

My husband at first was reluctant as he was the only male in the class but then I reminded him that as a hands on dad he’d need to get used to it. I think he had fun and participated mainly for me. Gosh, this man loves me.

BG stared at the other babies and the actions going on with intrigue. At one point, there was a scarf dance where we play with a scarf and dance to the music and allow it to pass through our kid’s face and hands and feet. In typical style my husband whispers, “So help me if my kid gets a rash from this thing.” I know my husband says I’m paranoid but he also has his anxieties surrounding our daughter and the big, big world.

When we got home my husband was playing with BG and I heard him say, “We do better dances and sing better songs at home, don’t we? We don’t need to pay $300 for some lady to let us play with her messy toys.” “We can’t lock her indoors, honey. It’s important to let her socialize. It may not be Music Together but there will be other groups.” He was quiet. Honestly, I think my hubby is just like me and wants to protect from the big world. What is it about a man being a father that is so gosh darn attractive?

Next week, I plan to check out the play group at a local church. It’s a non-denominational group that I heard about from a local mom. I think it’s a grassroots group so my husband will be happy to hear it’s not $300.

I know that most of these get togethers, mom groups, dad groups and play groups at this very young age are mainly for the adults. I think it is important to get out of the house, especially when you are a new parent. You can become insulated and if you aren’t careful you can let the anxieties of parenthood get the best of you.