This summer has been hard on me. When I was a SAHM, I had a grove and I would have time with friends that way. You saw the same people at the gym, the library and the park as they would go at the same time as you.
When I went to school, I lost those friends in a way, meaning I didn't see them everyday. But, I gain the friendship of those in the graduate program as well were with each other all day while we were in school, did homework together, studied together, etc. We became somewhat close friends.
Now that I have been out of school for a little over a month and a half, I have lost them too. I see some of my grad school friends around town, but not consistently like I did. I miss going out to eat with them almost every Friday and just the adult conversation it brought.
Now, I am home again with my three kids. And I miss my friends! With the constant talking and fighting, I really miss my friends.
I am lucky to have found one friend of my with a child about the same age as my kids and once a week with do some adventure seeking together. She is a teacher, so she misses her friends too!
It is hard to not feel burnt out over the summer when your kids are back home and fighting. Do you have any advice to give?