My DH just took a job in north central Montana. Yes, 64 miles from the next town, which is only population of 133! It's a wonderful opportunity because DH will get to do what he's always wanted, learn a ton, and I'll be able to continue being a SAHM. BUT! I don't know anyone up there, and there's no telling how long we'll be there... Because there are so few opportunities to meet people and such a long drive even to the next town, I'm afraid it may be difficult to socialize DS... He's 4mos old, and we need to be there at least 2 years...
What can I do to keep him socialized and independent?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Aug. 20, 2009
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Answer by matobe at 1:23 PM on Aug. 20, 2009
I have also lived up in MT in the middle of nowhere (20 minutes to the nearest TV let alone a 'real' town). Usually in such places the sense of community is actually pretty large and there are a lot of organized events, even if it is just past through word of mouth. I have a feeling you will find an amazing number of people in the same situation looking to socialize. Check out the local churches for events (even if you don't belong). Check out the nearest town and check in with the town folk to see what sorts of things people enjoy doing. On another note even if you don't get to do as much as you like it will not hurt your son anywhere near what you think. You will still be the center of his world and his favorite person to hang with even with friends nearby. Becoming independent does not depend on having others around to hang with, it has to do with how you raise him / his general personality. You all will do great!
Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Aug. 20, 2009