Living out in Kuna has its ups and downs. The downs are that none of my "Boise" family or friends (except my Sister Melissa) ever come to visit. This has actually been hard for me, but I've learned that I can't change that, so if I want to see them, I have to make the effort and drive there. Ok, the upside is that Kuna is really a great town. Other than some serious need for businesses, I really like it here. I am impressed with the School District, and I like the people. We've been living in Kuna a little over three years now. So the big thing I've been wondering, "why don't we ever get invited to do anything with anyone?" I've been feeling like, "maybe we're not cool enough", "maybe people don't like kids running around", "maybe we are the ones that come across as uninviting", I don't know. What I do know is that I like to get out, and love a good party. And I have no problem getting a babysitter! Football, Holidays, any reason at all, count me in. I may not be much of an entertainer, but who doesn't love to laugh and have a good time? Ok, with that being said, maybe I'm not the only one feeling like that. Yesterday morning I decided to do a last minute "play group". I stepped out of my little box and just planned something. (You say its for the kids) Really, you know it is just as much for the Moms as it is for the kids!
The kids had a great time, and of course....so did I!
I think you hit the nail on the head by planning something. We never get invited to anything either. We have dinner groups with our ward because our activity chair sets them up. I think most people are willing to do something and hang out but they don't want to make the effort to host/plan it themselves. By the way I wouldn't mind coming to a play group next time, but I need more warning.ReplyDelete
ANNA!! Guess what I did/got today!?!? I can come see you next week if you want! Monday or Wednesday would work great...Kadence doesn't have school so she won't be so cranky!! Let me know if you want some company those days, if not it'll have to wait til Dec when we're back from our trip!ReplyDelete
Thanks Anna. We all had a great time. I couldn't believe when I got home and it was 3:30. Sorry we took up like your whole day. That is awesome about Alex. We are truly blessed to have the hubby's that we do:)ReplyDelete
You know what I've decided...and maybe this just applies to us, because we're losers :) but- you don't make friends until you have too - for example Jed and I were completely unaware that we needed friends. We lived by my family... they were our social life - they were our babysitters - we didn't really notice anything was missing. Until we moved. We had to make friends. We needed people. So, now we have people over all the time and we have made friends so quickly and when we move back to the west I am sure it will be easier to make friends and hang out with people because now our eyes are open - plus we've learned how. We just didn't know what we were missing. Does this make sense? So - you are super cool! :) It's just that dorks like us have to move across the country to realize they need to socialize more often.ReplyDelete
HEy don't feel bad... we never get invited to anything and we live right in Boise! Sometimes I think once you get "all grown up" with being married and maybe even having kids, that people just get kind of lame! :) For example, we really hardly ever invite people to do anything! But you have motivated me... we'll have to get together on a double date some time!ReplyDelete
Since we don't live near family and since we practically pick up and move every single summer, it's been so hard for us to make friends here. I feel the same way sometimes too. Finally after this last summer I was able to get to know a few couples in our ward better and they have become great friends. But I had to invite them out to do something with us first. It's always so hard to step out of our comfort zone, but so worth it! Good for you for organizing that play group. If we lived near, we'd totally be calling ya'll up to party with us! (I too have no problem splurging on a sitter!)ReplyDelete