Recently I have joined a new mummy online social website in a bid to try to widen my circle locally. The website provides a place where you can meet mums in your area and invite them to socials events or just for a cuppa. So I jumped straight in and put up an event – a teddy bear’s picnic for those in my closest areas where mums and kids could come and meet each other.
There were probably about 10-15 mums invited but only 3 responded – 1 to say she could come (internal jump of happiness!), 1 to say she couldn’t but would love to meet up another time (again a positive response) and 1 to say she might be able to but if not perhaps could do something another time (its still a response so my heart was singing!). I also pushed some invitations through doors on my estate of people who I knew had kids. I even invited a mum who I saw walking past our house with a pushchair the other day when I was feeling brave!!
The day of the picnic came and I prayed faithfully that God would make it a success in His eyes and that the right people would turn up. I got everything set up looking beautiful, I had baked cakes the night before and got colouring sheets and other activities ready. Some might say that at 8 months pregnant I put a little too much effort into it, but I wanted to make sure that if people did come they felt welcome and their kids had plenty to do.