Mid-April Isaac’s school sent home a flier announcing “Moms & Muffins” that was held last Thursday. It was, obviously, a Mother’s Day celebration and was being held during the first hour of their school day.
While I’m well aware that I’m not a mom, I was planning on stopping by for a little while to see if I could get to know Isaac’s classmate’s parents a little better and maybe coordinate some play dates for some of the non-school days. I figure Isaac likes the kids already, I know the ones that he hangs with the most, so I might as well try. While there was a potluck dinner last September where we had the chance to meet some of them, we sat at a table that ended up only having one other family from Isaac’s class, so I don’t really know any of them. I just see them in passing in the mornings and afternoons.
So Thursday morning came and I went to drop Isaac off. While I was in the room I talked with his teachers about the event and was informed that it really wasn’t for me but that they did do “Dads & Donuts” in June. The immediate thought that went through my head was “Great, I can hang out with two other guys”. And even if I do meet every dad in Isaac’s class, they’re not the ones who stay home and would be taking their kids to the play dates I want to set up. Guess I’ll just have to find a different way.
How have you gotten to know parents of kids in your little one’s class? Please don’t tell me it was at Moms & Muffins…