ok, before we had kids we settled in an area, had a house, good neighbors, etc for several years. Had one child and that child had friends, activities, etc.
Then, life sorta went to pot and we were moving a lot and not settled. One place was pretty rural and my oldest did not have as much social interaction, but she did still have pre school & swim lessons. My youngest was a baby and I didn't really worry about playdates and that stuff for him
So, we moved again, and this time to a city in an apartment where there were lots of kids--- good socially.
Moved again, to where we will probably settle. Its more rural and not a lot of kids like the city had. People here are more closed and keep to themselves, and have a lot of family around to socialize with. Or, people they have known for years. We are 'outsiders'
I just feel lonely. I also feel like I'm responsible for my kids social lives, and I and getting stressed about this.
we've been in our new spot for a while (a little over a year) and Ive done a great job getting the kids involved in stuff (scouts, etc etc...) I remember from when we were in our house several years ago (before it hit the fan!!) and I remember at about the year mark feeling the same anxious lonely feeling... you aren't really new, so you feel like you should have a ton of friends, know your way around town...
UGH. Anyone else feel this way and want to commiserate, or tell me feeling at home takes time