Wr have a two 1/2 year old, and ijust had our second two 1/2 weeks ago. I felt alittle pressure from husband to go to a work dinner at our community y tonight. I didnt feel ready to be around people... its been a really tough transition for me. Im not handling our two year olds energy level and naughty behavior very well. We did go. And even though i recently left the school system to become sahm, and we knew everyone there... only one person came and said congrstulations. Is it too prideful of me to not want to tour the room with my newborn seeking out attention and congrats? I used to be a social butterfly but my husband has social anxiety, and after 6 years of turning down engagements, losing friendships because no friends our age had kids, and becoming serious shut ins... i cant even get him to eat out, hed rather deliver. Ive become socially inept myself. Im really embsrrassed sctually. Noone enhaged us in conversation for like an hour and 1/2. And by the time my husband ventured over to start one himself i was embarrassed enough i just clamed up and i packed us up to leave. How do i break out of my shell again. Id like to start new friendships with people i dont know. No expectations, no reputations. How do i do that? I think i just want to break free from my small community... its not full of the nicest people.
on Apr. 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM