I’ve had this feeling for alot of my life that I don’t “fit in” No idea why and I think part of it is possibly shyness on my part. I like to feel comfortable straight away and if I don’t then I’m wary to go back again.
I dont take Oscar to many groups for one reason or another, we have our regular one on a monday morning and that suits us fine. We used to go to a play and bake session but it stopped for the holidays and we never got round to going back. Well today I did and in a way I wish I hadn’t. There was only 4 parents there, including me. The other 3 all knew each other and were talking about various aspects of teaching, schools, politics, swimming lessons, rugby etc etc etc. I just sat there playing with Oscar thinking to myself “i don’t fit in” I just want to talk about what was on tv last night, or baking or make up or just you know, something NORMAL. The mums were possibly a few years older than me, but even so. I hate feeling like I’m less of a person because I cant join in with conversations about politics or teaching etc. Am I less of a mum because we don’t do swimming lessons or rugby or whatever the latest fad is this week?
What would you do in a situation like that?