Normally in my group they don't ask the adults many questions about their own lives - it is usually all about the kids - which is what the group was created for. Confidentiality is key there - but I think I'm ok talking about the questions that were brought up. One question was - What do you do for social interaction - basically to make new friends or connect with other people. It was nice to know I'm not the only one clueless in this area. Nobody had any suggestions. I threw out the Borgess Run Camp because I have heard it was a great place to get to know people. I don't do that because - 1) They only do this in the dead of winter and I don't like to be cold - 2) It starts at 8am on a Saturday. 3) It is 40 minutes away from my house. I get that these are excuses - but that would be just another few hours I would have to leave my kids home. Keagan doesn't sleep in super late and really likes me being there when he gets up on Saturdays. I was just surprised that nobody else had any ideas.
It really does suck that if you didn't grow up where you live and go to school in the area - meeting people is beyond difficult - especially if you are an introvert.
I'm starting to feel good about being alone and being ok with it. Working on this house helps me and I can learn to do things on my own and improve my skills. Tools are becoming my new best friends ;) I was scared of them for a long time - but they aren't that scary. I can see why Dave would pull out a power tool for the simplest task. I still like a manual screwdriver - but have used the drill on many more occasions lately. My favorite tool lately has been the crow bar ;) Of course - my favorite one that I'm using is actually my Dad's - so I need to find a copy like it. Maybe it is just that and older one has more wear and is loosened up or something. It does a much better job at taking out nails though compared to the new one I bought. Could be also that quality has gone down in many products - so that could be the problem right there. With many things they have varying qualities and brands - they only had one type of crow bar though at Home Depot.
I, of course, want my kids to have active social lives that they can build on and grow from. I had a great life in high school and right before I moved away. I was always doing something. I probably wasn't that busy in Middle School since I couldn't drive or anything - so Malea still has time. I do try to get her to go skating once in a while or go to church functions when they have them. Keagan's social life is just me and his cousins right now - so I try to get him to interact with people as much as possible. He's just all about playing - so anywhere he can play - he's great with that! He usually finds someone to play with anywhere. He loves to see new people - especially if they pay attention to him. He still occasionally acts shy - which I find funny - I think he just doesn't like direct questions when he first meets someone. That seems to make him hide. Hopefully he'll get over that. It has improved from how it used to be.
Hopefully once the weather gets nice - we can find something new and fun to do as a family. I'm beginning to think that this snow is never going to melt though!
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)