I admit it! I flaked!
Rascal and I have been attending a playgroup run by the local kindergarten. It runs every week, but we only attend on a fortnightly basis due to other commitments. Rascal really enjoys it, but as yet I do not feel particularly comfortable with the adults there.
This week there was a Christmas party. If it had been on the usual day and just for the playgroup, we would have attended, but it was a combined party with the kindergarten. I just didn't feel comfortable attending, knowing that there would be so many people there that I don't know and that I hardly know those who I have met before.
I intended to attend and even got as far as buying a present for Rascal from Santa, but chickened out of attending at the last minute... oops! I don't feel that I am depriving my daughter as she has a couple of other Christmas parties to attend over the next few weeks. I just feel disappointed with myself for having had a shyness relapse. Ah well, We'll just have to make sure that we keep attending when we can and that I get to know the people there better.
On a more positive note, Rascal and I have had a couple of playdates with a little boy from MOPS and his Mum over the last few weeks and we are due to have another one with a different wee boy next week. So even if I have had a bit of a shyness relapse, I have definitely been making progress on getting to know people around me. (YAY for me!)