While I took photos at the library last weekend, Logan and Cici stopped at one of the activity tables.
As we head into the spring months, more events will be drawing people out of their houses and into social gatherings.
Those gatherings tend to mean weekend coverage for me, and the first time I’ll feel comfortable enough to bring my little girl out to those social gatherings as well.
Last weekend, I went to the Golf (fore!) the Library event in Bloomfield, and I had my husband and daughter in tow. I took pictures of the makeshift putt-putt course while they sat down at the nearest table and colored while I worked. We got to walk around the library together, then made the short trek to the library annex next door.
Last year, I was miserable every time I had to leave the house outside my normal schedule. Cici was too little to drag along because of my fear of germs and her being a newborn meant it was more work than fun.
This year, I plan on making as many work-related outings a little more fun and bearable, by dragging my family along with me every chance I get. Now that she can walk, she can follow me around. Her diaper bag has been cut down to a little backpack, and the only thing she really needs is one of her babies to keep her content.
Cici is mostly well-behaved and smiley. Though, she is one and has a toddler temperament sometimes if she’s hungry or sleepy. So, if you see us out and about at a Saturday event, be sure to say hi and give her a big smile. I may be a bit biased here, but she has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. But, like her momma, she doesn’t like being touched. She will go from being your best friend to looking at you like a crazy person really quick if there is physical contact.
I cannot wait until this summer when I can drag her with me to the 4-H Fair. When she sees something she’s interested in, her face lights up and she wants to take in every bit of what is happening around her.
Being a working mom is hard enough, but having a job with an odd schedule tends to make me feel guilty. She tends to cry the most pathetic tears when I leave without her, so my goal is to try to cut down on doing that as much as possible. This weekend we’ll be checking out the Robotics Competition in Linton.
I’m thankful to have a husband who lets me drag him around as well. I miss them when I’m not home.
Sabrina is the editor of the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.