Donna - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son is 10 months old right now, so I'm on my toes chasing him around the house all day long. It's getting to be soooo boring and blah for me. I take him to the park and the stores just to get us out of the house, and he likes it, but for me that's turning into blahhh-ville too. My husband and I are relatively new to the region, and we hate it here so we're already trying to re-locate. I don't think we'll be here for more than another year. Regardless, I'm trying to find some mothers groups to join, but nothing seems to be working out. MOPS doesn't start up again until September. I joined a group on meetup.com, and they're supposed to contact me to make sure I'm who I say I am (security reasons) but they have yet to do that and I think they're blowing me off. The other group I want to join on there is too full right now so they closed. I joined a church but there's only a handful of people my age there and those relationships just don't seem to be "clicking". I just joined a second church that seems to attract more young adults, so maybe that will turn into something. I found out that there is a mommy and me group in the region, but most of the meetings are over a half hour away, which seems a little far to be lugging a baby (maybe I'm being picky with that one?). Anyway, I haven't exactly had problems making friends in the past...so I think this problem is because of the area too. This place is just NOT working out for us across the board. I'm so miserable here that I ended up in therapy! Even my therapist agree's that leaving is the answer (she said a lot of people hate it here). Anyway, I'm stuck here for now, and I'm so stir crazy. I don't feel like I can sit and watch my son pick dandelions out of the grass for another minute! Oh, I should also mention that it snows 7+ months out of the year here. The roads are often so terrible that I'm afraid to drive on them with my son in the car. That doesn't exactly help matters. I'm finding a little bit of sanity in "staging" the house to get it ready to sell...but I can't easily do that during the 50+ hours a week that I'm chasing my son around all by myself.
Anyway...does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!