So we had our first adoption playgroup this morning. I showed up. AwesomeCloud showed up. The adoption agency's intern showed up - she was very friendly and we had a great two hours chatting while Cloud enjoyed himself on the playground and stuffed his face with brownies.
I had a friend who was going to come, but she woke up sick. She tried to convince her husband to bring the kids instead, but he didn't want to be the only daddy in a big group of mommies.
He would have evened out the gender balance anyway, if you count the genders of the kids, because they have one boy and one girl (not counting the older children). But alas, he didn't; oh well; that's how it goes.
I'm reminding myself not to say, "Typical." It's not like people are trying to avoid me. They don't even know me. To them, I'm just a generic adoptive mom running a perfectly respectable-sounding playgroup that they can come to or not. Everyone chose the "or not" option today. Maybe they'll choose the "come" option next month.
How many months in a row of empty playgroups would you tolerate before you give up? Just hypothetically? I don't really think that's going to happen. I'm just wondering.