Honestly I am about to go stir crazy. All I do is stay home, homeschooling and tending to the house. Even before the driveshaft fell out, I had no where to go to socialize. The home schooling group closest to me is 45 miles away, so I can Only go once or twice a month, but the talk is only about home school-- there is no "moms day out," the moms atswimming are not interested in talking, the moms at the library and play grounds will talk with me one week, but not thenext. I go to church, but it is over an Hour away, so not much of a chance to hang out there, and my religion demands a lot of voluntarism, but once again that isn't socialization.
I have lived in this area for 8 years now and only know 5 women ( wives of my DH's coworkers) and they ignore me at functions and are always apologizing to DH when he finds out there was a get together and I wasn't invited. ( we didn't think she'd like to go shopping for swimsuits, we didn't think shed like to see a popular movie, she reads such esoteric things we didn't think shed like to join a book club, go clubbing, go drinking etc) I never get calls or emails , so I don't even get a chance to accept or refuse.
I have tried setting up meetup groups, yahoo friends, craiglist meetups, and leaving messageson the library community boards. I have joined reading clubs, mall walking groups, crafting groups only to have them all fizzle out within a few meeting- and some were around for years.
I'm about to just look for a night job to be able to interact with people and still homeschool.
So ladies please. What do you do to avoid or combat the isolation of homeschooling?
on Mar. 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM