So I took Lennox to another story group today… and had a very different experience. Completely torn between embarrassment and amusement, I have yet to decide if we should go back. My beautiful exuberant 18 month old couldn’t not sit still or pay attention to save his life. He couldn’t get far enough away from me or visit with more people. We sang songs – he ran around in circles. We listened to stories illustrated on a felt board- he stood along side the board pulling things off as the nice leader man put them on. The leader guy was so nice… telling us let them (kids)run around (in my direction) This is not for sitting and listening this is for interacting and teaching you (us moms)things you can do at home. I guess he could tell my embarrassment…in a room full of children all seated quietly with their moms were Lennox & I(not seated not quiet) Then I thought about it for a minute. I’m not going to be embarrassed! I’m doing a good job… it’s not that Lennox is not well behaved- it’s that he’s not shy and very secure in himself. I made him secure enough that we can enter a room full of strangers and he can take off and not look back – happy as a clam :) Sometimes it would be nice if he was just a little shy… just enough to keep him close to me in public. Or even if he stopped for a few minutes (which he only does while sleeping).

Then we went to the park afterward (it’s right next to the library). A lot of the kids and moms from story time were there. Oh fun! I got more “boy he sure is active” – with that look… that disapproving
you’re a bad mom look. Well excuse me for not having a boring, lame as#, no personality, insecure, whinny baby! Ok so that’s a little harsh..really I just say PISS OFF!!!! I’m glad my son is his own person and has enough personality for 10 people. Our lives are never boring and he’s going to be someone great one day. So I think we will go back – Lennox sure does enjoy it – and who cares what other people think. Maybe we’ll get kicked out… what a story for his baby book that would be.