Oct 5, 2006

Fear of Fridays

It's not a fear of Fridays in general, mind you -- I like Fridays. Just a fear of tomorrow.
Why, you ask? Ok, you didn't ask but you're still reading so I'm going to assume you want to know.

Morning Munchkins
9:30 - 10:15
Mortensen Community Center

That's why tomorrow is filling me with trepidation. What? You don't think a room full of rugrats and their keepers is scary?

Those of you who (thank you!) have been reading for a while know that social situations involving either large groups of people or people I don't know make me uneasy at best. Tomorrow, I'm faced with both. I can't show it either because I don't want Katie to pick up on my nervousness.

I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.

I think.


Anonymous harriet said...

I know how you feel. I found it easier, though, when I had AJ in tow. It gave me someone to talk to/play with if I was feeling too shy with the grownups. Hopefully you will too.

10:40 AM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

It's over. So hopefully you've done it, you've did it, and it all went well!! Bravo for you for even schedualing the rendez-vous despite your "fear" of crowds. big hugs to you and K!!!!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

You'll be fine. Katie will be your shield. The anticipation and anxiety of doing something uncomfortable is really worse than the actual going and doing. You'll be fine but I want you to know I really really understand.

I really good question to ask yourself: What's the worst that can happen? You'll find that the worst isn't really all that bad.


1:35 PM  
Blogger smileymamaT said...

Here's hoping your day went well. The "after" is always better because we realize it wasn't so bad, and we breathe again. Like the Little Engine that Could...."I think I can, I know I can, I knew I could"! I bet you're Katie's shining star. :) -T

1:42 PM  
Blogger graymama said...

At this point it is over, and I bet it was worth it. Katie got all of her wiggles out with the rugrats, and mama took the leap of faith :-)


Your bravery inspires me!

12:23 AM  
Blogger peppypilotgirl said...

Harriet -- I am very glad to know that I am not the only intelligent, well-educated woman out there that seeks refuge in conversation with her child rather than adults!!

LauraJ -- Thanks for the bravo and the hugs! I need the hug beforehand and the bravo afterward and you were right there to provide them!

Robin -- That is excellent advice for many situations I've found. Thanks!

SmileyMamaT -- Thanks! Maybe I'll get a tiny Little Engine tattoo somewhere my husband won't notice it!

Graymama -- I inspire you? Oh no, my friend, *you* inspire *me* with your non-judgmental approach to the world and your wonderfully consistent support to your friends!!

In short:
You were all absolutely right. Katie was one of the youngest so I actually had to focus most of my attention on her which was a good thing -- a shield and guide. I am glad I went; I can't let my fear of social situations keep her back and she is such a social child. And, in doing so, I can set her a good example as well. And, really, it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. Thank goodness.

10:40 AM  

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