I knew a playgroup existed – I just didn’t really know anything about it. That is, until I came back to Lagos when V was 12 weeks old (Come to think of it, I still don’t know much about it). I was advised to put us down on the waiting list ASAP as it was quite long.
So, when Vinay was about 16 weeks, I made contact and we were officially on the waiting list. He was six months old when we got to the top of that list. Unfortunately, we were travelling that week for a couple of months and wouldn’t be able to attend. They did say we could keep our place if Hub filled out all the paperwork and registered for us. It never happened. And we went to the bottom of the list.
This week, I got an email from them – and we got a place! Hooray!
Having said that, I don’t really know what happens at these playgroups. Are there organised activities? Will I keep him entertained? Will there be music and singing? Am I going to be very disappointed?
I’m nervous (for me) and excited (for Vinay). He’ll get to play with other children, discover a new environment and, maybe, become a little less shy.
I’m also terrified. For both of us.
Is he going to catch something and get sick (and we all know how well I don’t cope when he’s ill)?
Will the toys be clean?
Will he be very clingy and not want to do anything?
Will his routine be all messed up since he’ll probably miss his morning nap?
What if no one talks to me?
If someone does talk to me, are they going to ask me if he’s sleeping through the night (No, he’s not. He still wakes for TWO feeds!)?
Will I find my way to the correct part of the building (I have no sense of direction)?
What should I wear?
What should I take?
What if he doesn’t do his morning poo before we leave, does it there and then stinks out the place?
What if he does his poo over there and then refuses to lie still on the changing table for me to clean him up?
IS there a changing table?
Oh dear God, I’m going to drive myself crazy over the weekend, aren’t I?