But don't worry next Wednesday I will have a great Valentines Day- Time For Tots Activity to Share.
To the group of moms circled around talking at the park:
What I said: Nothing
What I wish I had said: I know you all have your big group and are all friends, but since I am the only mom here not part of your group don't you think you could at least look my way and acknowledge me. I am probably more interesting and entertaining than half of the people in your little click anyway.
To my friends when they finally showed up at the park:
What I said: "Hi! Glad you're here!"
What I was feeling: I am so glad you are here, I was feeling like a 14-year-old girl standing by the wall hoping someone would ask me to dance.
To the group of boys with really big sticks running wildly around the playground charging towards me and my friends' kids (whose moms were completely obviously)
What I said: "Go play somewhere else as you are not being nice and someone is going to get hurt."
What I wanted to say: Okay stupid little brats, you are 5 and already acting like a big gang. If your mothers would pay even a little bit of attention to you I bet they would not like you playing with those sticks... then again maybe they are too self involved that they don't even care. So get the heck away from my kids or there will be consequences.
To the Mothers of the gang of boys-when their group of boys went all the way across the park, out the fence and into the street:
What I said: "Oh no!"
What I wanted to say: Yeah, serves you right. I am here with my friends too, but we actually pay attention to our kids. And based on how your boys were acting before it does not surprise me one bit that they ran out into the street.
And I have to share what the one dad that was at the park said during this incident: "What is amazing is with a group of moms that big not one of you noticed." --Preach it Park Daddy! Especially since my two kids (and my friends kids) were nicely playing in the sand under the playground.