It was a beautiful spring day at Hal Brown Park at Creekside in Greenbrae as families gathered for the Ross Valley Mother’s Club (RVMC) play day. This was the third gathering of the four weekend event. Next Saturday, May 12th, they will be meeting at Andy Peri Park in Fairfax from 10am – 12pm.
Families were treated to complimentary coffee from and cookies from Sugar Mama Cookies.
Elise Sambrano told me, “Many people are wanting to make friends in their neighborhoods…so we are starting neighborhood-based play groups based on school districts…”
Elizabeth Misner added, “I just move to Marin about a week ago from San Francisco…I joined RVMC a few months ago in anticipation of moving here. I have a 3 ½ year old little boy and I had been a part of The Golden Gate Mother’s Group in San Francisco and I know how valuable it is to have a group of moms to reach out to for all sorts of questions and to meet new people…”
Amy Luisetti shared, “We would like to find a new group with kids that my son will eventually be going to school with…”
Robby, 5, was enthusiastically engineering a sand and water dam and told me, “We gather the wet sand to make a dam…we are going to move the dam farther one step at a time…” He then took me on a tour of the dam saying, “It comes down here, goes around the rock and ends up in this pile of bark…”
Twin sisters, Lucy and Lily, 4 ½ , were having fun running through the sand and water. I asked Lucy why it was fun to have a twin sister and she said, “…because!” And, when I suggested it must be fun to always have a friend around to play with, she gave me a big smile and nodded her head yes.
Theresa Chang was there with her son Joshua, 19 months. She joined the RVMC 19 months ago and finds it very helpful. Chang told me, “…and outside of hanging out with the kids, my group goes out for Mom’s Night Out and it’s just nice to do normal adult things…”
As I was leaving the RVMC event I could hear Robby shouting, “THE DAM IS WORKING!!!” And, so are the RVMC play groups which are providing support, fun activities and fostering lifelong friendships one neighborhood at a time.
Until next time, remember, it’s all "for the love of kids…”
In joy, Marilyn