So, I finally got up the nerve to check out one of the local attachment parenting meetups. It was a little less scary because I knew another mom who would be there (her first time, too). I have to say, I did not enjoy my experience. It was supposed to be a talk about using essential oils with babies and kids. To me, it seemed more like a live commercial for a particular line of oils. Basically the meeting went like this
   Essential Oils are good! 
Yes, I agree. That is why I'm here.

   This brand is the best!  
Okay, I appreciate the recommendation.

   Only use a tiny bit of oil on babies!
Yeah, I figured.

   I'm also selling this book to tell you how to use oils!  
Um, I thought we came here to learn how to use them...

   So, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but trust me it's only a little. Then when everyone kind of spread out to chit chat and socialize, I decided as the new kid that I should mingle. I could not even get the other moms (aside from the one I already knew) to make eye contact with me. I tried saying hello and introducing myself to a few people and could barely get a 'hi' in return.
   I don't think I'll be going back to that meet-up group. I felt like a little kid at a grown-up party. It was not extremely pleasant. Still, it was nice to see the mama there that I did know so it wasn't a total waste of time.
   Well, I'm off to the grocery store to get supplies for making my own household cleaning products. I'll let everyone know how they turn out. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, and for those of you watching the big game - Who Dat!?!?!
02/05/2010 16:00

I totally agree with you! I didn't really learn anything mom and I both commented that the lady didn't really have much knowledge, considering she has been doing it for 25 years and she just got back from teaching classes on it!! WTF!?!?! I'm really glad we got to see you and dav! She is so precious! We should meet up and go to park one of these sunny days!! I don't know when the next one is though...

02/05/2010 16:01

Oh yeah....WHO DAT!! Super excited about the game!!


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