I've been involved in play groups before. They are actually one of my most dreaded things. Let me just explain myself before you get all offended=)
I don't do so well with crowds. And I do even worse with chaos, so a house full of kids running around going crazy and a kitchen full of opinionated moms is a recipe for disaster in my mind.
But this play group is a little different!
My sisters-in-law and I all got together and decided to take advantage of our close living proximity. We have designated Tuesday mornings/afternoons as our play day. We rotate houses every week and the host home provides a simple lunch for everyone.
We had our first one here, with 9 kids 4 and under, running around in our house. It was a blast! At least I know I had fun. And surprisingly we had plenty of full adult conversations while the kids played.
Just another reason why it's so nice to live close to family.