To cut a long story short - I was born in Malaysia; I grew up (for 9 years) in Brunei; I was schooled in South England, & ended up at boarding school, university, & doing my Masters down there too! I have International friends, & plenty of them, but then I moved back up to Scotland (my homeland) & met my hubby within about 8 months. We have been together for 19 years this year, & married for 10 😃😍
Since then I have worked in many places, & always formed friendships wherever I have been, but my point is about the friendships I have made in the last 4-5 years. (ie. children time)
My hubby works offshore for most of the year (ad-hoc so no fixed routine of time at home). My Mum & Dad live in St.Andrews. my Mother-in-law passed suddenly the week before my oldest was born, & my Father-in-law loves my kids to pieces but seeing them makes him emotional! My sister is not interested in kids, so is not around.
I try to just 'deal with it' (& mostly do), but sometimes I just feel like I want a bit of 'support'.
I recently shared a 'Mumsnet' article about 10 reasons why we love our 'Mummy friends'. I shared it on Daisy Lanarkshire, & I shared it on my own FB page. I was shot down in pieces, by a so-called friend, on my page so I just wanted to write this piece.
Whenever you feel totally alone (e.g. hubby offshore, friend slaughtering you on FB, general kid worries etc) - you can ALWAYS count on your Daisy Lanarkshire ladies! Whether we have met, or not, it is lovely to just know you are there!
I could post something on my FB page & be abused (unusual, but very hurtful!!) I posted it in Daisy Lanarkshire & almost made new (online) friends!! I haven't met a lot of you at all, some I have met a few times as a nervous & shy-feeling second time Mum. Thanks ladies!
My tale today is: Daisy Mummies don't judge. Don't worry, just post!
Kirsty N x