Friday, September 19, 2008

Under Pressure......

What is with the idea that a child must be started in classes as soon as the umbilical cord has been cut? This area is so gung-ho on classes and it irritates me to death! And yet, I feel extreme pressure that this is the only way to get to know mothers in the area. Everyone's suggestion is "Join a class!" These classes are so pointless for a child who spends roughly 2 hours a day sucking his large toe and an additional 3 hours a day "Boinging" the door stop spring! He loves seeing anyone new and really could care less if you are singing the "Eentsy Weentsy Spider". The classes are also ungodly expensive. 250 bucks to sing "Baby Beluga" once a week for 45 minutes?! I can sing it and act like an idiot at home for free! I still haven't found any really good United Methodist Churches in the area, and the only MOPS groups are in churches that don't agree with my doctrine. I need to find nice normal women that will let my kid roll around and drool with their kid a few times a month. Who thought it would be so hard to find? I refuse to put him in classes yet! He will have decades of school in his life and I think it's crazy to start them before he can even swallow his own spit reliably! That's my rant for the day!

3 comments:

Little Blessings said...

I don't really do any classes with mine either. Except swimming when they turn 3 but I have a different theory about swimming. Anyway, you might find a class at the library that is free (at least they are free here). Plus I thought MOPS only met at the host church, I didn't think they were denominational?

Kelly and Jason said...

Swimming is different, and I feel like 3 is a very appropriate age for classes in general. I didn't know MOPS was non-denominational. I may go to one near me then, Thanks!

Teresa Leigh said...

The east coast is such a different way of life when it comes to raising children. It's know wonder the people are so different from west to east.