@ By My Side PlaygroupAtonement Lutheran Church, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. Phila., Pa. 19125 visit website
It can get pretty ugly at my house from 4:00 p.m. until bedtime. Not much seems to make them happy during their witching hours. By that time I am also exhausted and don’t have much fight left in me.
But this week I pulled a fast one on the boys and took them to By My Side’s Tuesday Night Playgroup in Fishtown. The Tuesday night playgroup ended up being an oasis after a long day of life lessons (them not me), manners (them not me), cleaning up (always me, never them) and nap (ha as if ).
To start the parking Gods blessed me with a spot right out front (there were actually several). When we got to the playroom the boys found tons of stuff to play with and went from one thing to the next. There was no fighting, crying or pesting. Only laughing, sharing, making new friends and playing. The playgroup is super relaxed and there is a kitchen where you can grab yourself a warm drink. We had to leave before song and snack but I took two very happy and tuckered boys home. I also go to meet some great new parents. The By My Side Playgroup is known for being friendly and inviting so if you have never been now there is nothing stopping you.
The playgroup is free but donations are accepted, appreciated and they could use it. I borrowed this picture from their website because I was too busy playing to take pictures.