I'm sorry, but I find it all a bit MEH. Dont get me wrong, I like the ladies in the group very much. But it feels like a massive cult, that you just have to join once you have a bub.
So many people, doctors, nurses and other mums, want you to be part of a group, and often encourage you to do so. I understand why. It is very healthy to get out and about as soon as you can. You want to feel normal and part of something. But, I don't know, I find it.....cultish? All sitting around, with big prams and/or bags and slings etc taking over huge sections of cafes, just to sit there for a couple hours on only a coffee???!!! I always want to order food, or something more substantial.
Maybe it's cause I used to work in my brothers cafe, I understand how the owners/proprietors feel.
And then on top of that, we only talk about our kids! I feel like I'm the only one that wants to talk about other things too, not just little G's sleeping pattern and poo's!
I'm also still uncomfortable with breast feeding her in public, but I have been persisting with it. We are just getting the hang of it too, I'm happy to say. I'm no where near as shy as I was.
And to the pervy guys in the cafe the other day, SHAME ON YOU!!!! That's all....
I read a very interesting post on the blog, Wife and Baggage to Follow, about leaving your baby OUTSIDE THE CAFE, in the pram!! This is not something I would be comfortable doing at all! It freaks me out actually.
Last week, I left little G with my mum for less than an hour, to have brunch with my hubby in Brasserie Bread. The whole time, I kept looking at my phone (hello my mother raised me, and I trust her with little G more than anyone, besides the hubby!!) But I still had that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach, like I'd left something behind....Next time, I'd like to take little G, and if there is no room in a cafe, I'd be more than happy to leave the buggy outside ;)