“Is anyone Jiggying tomorrow?” asks Lizzie. The response from the rest of the girls suggest that two of them are. Donna is on holiday, so she has an excuse. Now, for those not familiar with this, “Jiggy Wrigglers” is a parent and baby group which plays loud music whilst an extremely enthusiastic woman jumps about with puppets and toys to entertain the children. The pull for my Mummy group seems to be that it’s often not your typical “baby” music. Apparently a few weeks ago had a space theme which lent itself to some Babylon Zoo and the week prior had dropped in some Prodigy amongst ‘Head, shoulders knees and toes”. This had piqued my interest enough to warrant the £3 charge. Up until now I haven’t attended any baby group I needed to pay for. Purely as I felt there were lots of free groups to go to when he was still small and not really bothered about what was going on. Lizzie had also mentioned that they had a tea hatch. Anywhere which has a “tea hatch” gets my vote! So here I was. It was absolutely mobbed. This was for under 1’s which was a relief. Not too many bambino’s on the move as yet!
Rory sat with his mouth open, staring at the jumping woman in front of him. All I could think was how horrendous it would be to do her job with a hangover. Is there a job worse than this when you are fragile? I would think not. She was great though. Very engaging with every one of the children and full of beans as you would expect of a children’s entertainer.
Would I go every week? I’m not so sure. Will I go this week? Probably. It’s strangely addictive. And it has a tea hatch….