Home from our China/Colorado trip less than 48 hours and Molly’s social calendar is back in full swing. We started with Chinese class, followed by the highlight of the day, the playgroup Christmas Party.
Michelle and Faye--love ya, gals!--hosted a lovely soiree for the girls (and the moms, too). We were all kind of struck by the fact that as soon as we hit the front door, our girls were gone. Fled to the basement to play. With each other.
It seems like only yesterday that we all had to sit with our daughters and encourage them to play together. They were tentative and shy. Heck, they were just learning to play. Playing with someone was still a long way off.
But now, three years later, they run from the safety of mom to play with each other. And us moms just sit there
cheering with nothing to do except for for finally socializing with other grownups without interruption.I have to admit that us moms have formed bonds that are just as strong as the ones our kids have with each other. Going to play group is as much for for us as it is for them.
After ample play time, we retrieved the kids for some holiday crafts. Michelle and Faye had a big bag of crafts for each girl. Molly is really into projects these days so was super excited to get started.
One last picture before leaving. One of the reasons Molly loves to go to parties is because she gets to dress up. Guess who picked this dress with the absolute fullest skirt in the store? How did I, the consummate tomboy, get such a girly-girl? She does look awfully cute though!
Merry Christmas China Friends!