(MOPS is a International Organization that brings Mothers of Preschoolers together together twice a month for brunch, crafting, discussion, fellowship, and fun!)
Let’s be honest. It’s not always the easiest task to get preschoolers out of the house early in the morning. They’re whiney, you’re sleepy, and just as you finished putting on the last sock and tying in the last hair bow, someone discovers a poopy diaper has left a stinky streaky trail across the living room carpet. It happens. And it usually happens right as you’re trying to run out the door.
So why do it? Why wrestle squirmy little kiddos into shoes and car seats in order to come to MOPS?
Ask any prior attendee of MOPS and she might give you a different reason. Maybe it’s the joy of fellowship and laughter amongst friends. Maybe it’s the guilt-free provided child care for two blissful hours, while you know your children are being taught and cared for. Maybe it’s the comfort of knowing another mother is struggling with the same issues you are and finding answers in her trials and triumphs. Maybe it’s the opportunity to sit down and listen to someone speak for a whole twenty minutes without having to say, “Shhhh! Mommy’s trying to listen to this!!” Maybe it’s enjoying craft time without having to watch out for sticky glitter covered fingers knocking over your perfectly positioned project before it’s glued. Maybe it’s
enjoying a warm yummy and diverse breakfast without having to cook or clean up the dishes! (Can I get a “whoo hoo” to that one??) Or maybe it’s the opportunity to grow closer to other moms while growing closer to our heavenly father. Whatever reason you may have for attending a MOPS group, I hope you do. MOPS is a place to share ideas, stories, meals, and laughter. MOPS is a place for you!
To find out more about finding a MOPS group near you, click here: http://www.mops.org
PS. That comic strip depicts actual events.