If I am going to be a stay at home mom, I thought to myself, I need to immerse myself into the scene here. I started slowly by reaching out to other moms I knew who lived her and had newborns to make playdates. Then I had reached out to friends of friends with kids to make more dates. I then researched kids places nearby that I could bring baby to for a free trial to see what I liked and I what I did not.
I was invited to a mommy and me yoga class and was told that other moms would be there as well. I was so excited. I dressed baby in Ralph Lauren (He is about to grow out of it and I have been saving the good stuff) and we headed over there. I was greeted by a gaggle of stroller moms all in black leggings and chatting away. I set up my mat, got baby ready and smiled generously at everyone. I said hello to the girl who invited me and took everything in.
Most of the babies were crying, some were being fed, others were screaming and some were sleeping. Baby looked at me like where am I and why are these kids crying mom!? He is such a good baby so we don't hear too much crying and fuss around the dollhouse. I could hear them talking about not liking their nannies, or problems with other classes they have signed up for (not having enough time), or going out drinking all night with friends, or having to meet their trainers. Hmmm.... not my life I thought.
Baby at yoga, confused by the multiple cries!
It just seems to live here and be a mom it takes a lot! All of the girls have their kids in at least one different class a day and each month this is about $1,000 or more just for the classes. Plus they pay for their nannies and going out and shopping and they do not work.
Sometimes I wonder if I am behind the game. How much can/should I be doing for baby at 2 months old? Should I be more on top of these NYC things? Do you ever feel behind the curve?