Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Mum or Mom?

Today I had the opportunity to see what the local stay-at-home-mums do with their kids. The church we attended last Sunday hosts a group called The Little Bunch, a playtime for toddlers and mums. It operates on a "first come first served" basis, accommodating around 20 mums and their kids. So I headed over there around 9:30 this morning to see if there were any spots still available, and there happened to be just one left when I got there.

We met in the church from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. There were a variety of toys and activities set up for the kids and chairs lined the walls for the mums to sit in. Here's the part that I really got a kick out of. About halfway through, a sweet little old lady came around and took tea or coffee orders from all of the mums Then we moved into another room and had tea and biscuits!! (the kids had juice or water, not tea) It was great. All the kids sat around a table in chairs and enjoyed their biscuit and juice while the mums stood behind them and sipped their tea. I really wanted to take a picture but I was already feeling foreign enough and I didn't think snapping a photo like a tourist would help me out.

I was glad I went. Christopher seemed to enjoy the interaction with the other kids. He gets tons of that at home and for the past week his only friends have been his Mommy and Daddy. At any rate, the mums over here do basically the same thing we moms do in the states...they just get to do it with a really cool accent!!


Pappa Bear said...

This is awesome! Glad both you and Christopher were able to interact with the Brits. Has he started calling you "Mum" yet? Love you!

Betsy said...

What an awesome experience! Seph and I will be checking for new adventures regularly!
Betsy & Seph

Diane, David and Caroline said...

Hey Sephanie...hello from one ex-pat to another! Glad you are enjoying London! Dubai is still great although I wish there were more cool places to explore here...not exactly like London. Christopher looks happy, too! What a great experience! Can't wait to trade stories..will y'all be in Abilene for Christmas? Take Care!

TeamRiss said...

Love it that they served tea at the Mum shindig! I hope Christopher comes home calling you Mum!

dustin locke said...

Haha, that would be so great if Christopher comes home asking his mum for biscuits!

The Braaten Family said...

Seriously, love love tea! Let's start that here when you get back!!!