Today it was with sadness I hosted the last playgroup for my daughter’s baby group (come toddler group, come playgroup) Over the past three and a half years we have congratulated each other on first teeth, first steps, and first words we have commiserated over lack of sleep, picky eaters, and tantrums. We have celebrated birthdays, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, and Easter. We have held sports days, endured rather painful swim lessons, on mass we have taken our kids to the bird park, the theater, playcenters, the aquarium, the science center and anything else we could think of to do in KL. This very blog was born from the idea of keeping a record of our group’s activities .
Once 12 members strong we have dwindled to a mere few, we have lost friends to the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Abu Dhabi and India, a few of us are still in KL but with the kids getting older and all in preschool those special playgroup times are sadly a thing of the past. I will miss the support of the mothers I shared the first three and half years of my daughter’s life with and I will miss the wonderful children I have had the honour of watching them grow up so far. There is no doubt that we will keep in touch but the sad truth is it will never quite be the same.
We wanted all the kids to have a keepsake from this lovely time in our lives, we very simply got blank canvasses and acrylic paint and assisted each child to add their hand print, we signed their names place and year – the result was lovely I think a great leaving gift or even just a playgroup activity.