I just found the group and thought I would introduce myself. Im technically in the kingdom of Meredies/Shire of Thorngill, but we havent been going... we have a bunch of young roudy boys - but we look forward to getting involved once they get a bit older and less distracting to other members! ;)
That gets me thinking... It seems to be that there arnt many families with young kids involved to my knowledge in my Shire - they are all adults and a few teens. I dont even think we have an active Minister of Children becuase of the lack of children. Do any of you have recomendations on how to involve children in the SCA without compromising everyone else in our shire? The biggest reason we stoped going was because we could tell some members did not appriciate us bringing our kids. Of course, I have taken no offence and they wernt rude by any means about it - it was just a vibe. We enjoyed going the few times we went and met some nice people. I wouldnt mind getting active again to be honest.
We had thought about just going to fighter practices (sence its held at a park = room for kids to run around) untel they could handle sitting still at other activities, but for religious reasons, we cant participate in them because they are held on Sunday.
OH yeah - quick intro... Im a young APing mama to 5 kids all under the age of 9 (the youngest two are twins). Im a health nut - we homeschool, use cloth, cosleep, and all that good jazz! ;)