I'm still working from home part of the day for my corporate job, and trying to get Lulu McGee back up and running after a long maternity leave, so we don't have the opportunity to get out much during the week. This has made it even harder to make friends in a new city, though I have managed to meet a few amazing women so far (Hi Erin! Hi Kenzie!). What I hadn't anticipated about our self-imposed 'hermit chic' lifestyle was the fact that the baby has developed a serious case of the "stranger dangers".
Since this kiddo hasn't been exposed to many people whose names don't begin with "Mama" or "Dada", she flips her lid if anyone tries to seriously interact with her. Case in point- she freaked out harder at the new pediatrician when she was having her ears checked than she did when they gave her 3 simultaneous injections. And when my mom "Gigi" came into town for my surprise birthday visit? Let's just say it took a few hours before we validated that the strange blonde lady in her house wan't up to no good. After these, and a few other choice instances, I decided that this baby girl was in need of some serious socialization stat.
One of my bridesmaids, Auntie Jess, used to work at a My Gym franchise in Scottsdale, so I was *thrilled* to discover one not too far from my house. I knew that My Gym had an awesome program, since I think Jessie is awesome and she wouldn't work anywhere that wasn't. I attended the My Gym open house event on Friday, and was so pleased with the owner and instructors I met. Bonus for the baby easliy going into the hands of the owner- not even Gigi got that kind of treatment off the bat. Needless to say, I was sold.
This morning was our first My Gym class, and it was twice as awesome as I even hoped it to be. The baby was more excited than I had ever seen her, and had no problem with the instructors, moms, and kids running about. Even with all the singing and dancing and running around, there was just one part of the experience about 3/4 of the way through the class that I REALLY hadn't anticipated...
My Gym? Worth. Every. Penny.
(Disclaimer: I wasn't compensated in any way for this review. I just think this place rocks.)