Introduce Yourself to a New Friend
“Here’s my phone number. I will go with you to open gym time next week,” said one of our veteran moms to a new mom after our Sing n’ Sprout class this week. The young mom smiled in return and a connection was made.The first step to connecting with someone new is to show interest in her.
We are made to be in relationship with others, and music and movement classes offer the opportunity to meet and connect with other people in a similar season of life. By attending a class together, you can share the joys and demands of raising children in this culture! Connections can occur easily, even with a small attempt to introduce yourself and ask a few questions. Take a chance because the risk is well worth the potential reward! Not sure what to ask? Start with one of these:
- Can you tell me about your family?
- Have you attended a class before? What do you like the most about class?
- Are you originally from here? If not, where did you grow up and when did you move here?
- What else do you enjoy doing with your kids?
In our Sing n’ Sprout classes, we see moms in various stages of motherhood. One of our mottos is to “see, hear, and value” all of the moms who come through the door. That means we have to pay attention and be observant, to ask questions and really listen. It also means that we are empathetic and not judgmental. The outcome is that we create a community of moms that will do life together. New and veteran moms, moms of multiples or with an only child, moms with special needs kids, moms with a musical background or who can’t carry a tune, working or stay-at-home moms, etc.
If you find yourself in a class, look around the group. There are moms just waiting for a conversation, a connection, a friend. Will you be the one to take the initiative? The reward can be great for both of you! And who knows, it may be the start of a beautiful friendship and new playmates for your kids.
Consider becoming a Sing n’ Sprout teacher and starting classes in your own community. It is a wonderful way to build a business, tell others about God’s love and pour into the world around you on your own time. It will fill you, too. Visit our website and connect with us. We would love to have a conversation with you to explain our program and see if it is what God wants for you in this season of your life. singnsprout.com.