Do you ever go through those phases where the last thing you want to do is socialize? You kinda wanna kick certain people off a cliff? Yeah… that… I’m there.
Truth: I don’t even want to talk to my husband and I might be hiding from my kids whenever possible.
One of the many plights of SAHMdom is having a social life. The struggle is real, y’all.
Single girls and the married but childless want nothing to do with me. I like this crowd, though! I love their energy, their outlook on life, and it’s a welcome break from my “norm”. I guess it’s my kid cooties that they run from.
What about other moms? Working moms seem to look down on me all the while saying how “lucky” I am. Other SAHM moms mutter about my creativity and how can I possible do all that I do, then jet. For those that do stick around to chat, I end up playing an unwanted game of 20 questions about my parenting choices. I’m tellin’ ya, you throw homeschooling into the mix and suddenly you’re a thing to be examined. Other homeschool moms? I haven’t found any I mesh with – they’re either atheist, extremely religious, so hippie that being fat and driving a not-so-eco-friendly car is too much for them… you get the jist.
…and it just goes like that. I just want to be anti-social for a while. My awkward self doesn’t fit in anywhere and all of my friends are 16 hours away. For now, I’m done trying to find a friend.
P.S. I’ve been insanely busy with my community groups and traveling back to Arkansas to see my dad graduate is why I haven’t posted in a month.
Oh yeah, my dad graduated! I’m so proud of him. He had a lot of setbacks and health issues, so this is so much more than a cap and gown. This is hard work, determination, and God’s hand. I honestly could not be more proud of him right now.
It was a quick trip home, but it was good see both my folks, my gramma and granny, and the in-laws. We spent more time on the road than seeing everyone – that’s how quick it was.
Next up, the finale to another Junior League year, my eldest’s ballet recital, and vacation.