Saying “goodbye for now” to Kiki & Gappy means there will be many changes in our lives. One of the changes will be the fact that I need to seek out more activities (not to mention daytime friends for both myself and Abby). Our apartment is shrinking by the day and we will no longer have the outlet of heading over to their place to let Abby run around and chase Belle.
Problem is…I have no idea where to start.
I’ve looked into some of the classes through the library and the times appropriate for Abby’s age group are during her nap time. Hmm…
I went down to Peekadoodle Kidsclub today (in Fisherman’s Wharf area) and call me crazy, but the place left me feeling overwhelmed, claustrophobic, and stressed out. Maybe they were in between classes or maybe I was just freaked out because there were 150 kids (an exaggeration, but it felt like it) running around, but I left feeling very unsettled.
I’m not saying we’ll never go back. We signed up through GGMG for a 2 month trial membership (that unfortunately won’t start until June 11th)…but I suppose I’m just saying I was expecting more. More space. More light. More instruction. Maybe a tour of the place?
Truth be told, visiting places like this for the first time stresses me out (I’m not a fan of doing things I’ve never done before…not a trait I want Abby to get from me, but it’s simply a part of my personality) so I was proud of myself for going. I’m sad to report I was disappointed in my experience.
With that said, for all you Moms in the Bay Area…where do you enjoy taking your kids? Are there classes you highly recommend (for an extremely active 14+ month old)? Activities you’d suggest? Outdoor or Indoor (but if they’re indoor, are there any places with higher ceilings and/or natural light???)…I’m all ears!
Am I expecting too much!? I know I live in San Francisco so part of me expects that any indoor activity will feel slightly cramped, but I suppose I was hoping for more…especially when there’s such a hefty price tag on a yearly membership.
Any suggestions are welcome! Abby and I need to branch out and move beyond the park in the Marina (where we’ll probably be later this afternoon once she wakes up…) – thanks!