I’m convinced if I had a job outside the house that involved OTHER PEOPLE I wouldn’t have a social life. I know I would have a really hard time not being grouchy with my kids. (Let’s face it, I have a hard time not being grouchy with the kids now and I have no excuse.)
I just don’t think I could tolerate being around people that much.
Don’t get me wrong: I love people. I’m surprisingly social for an introvert and must have my peeps, but it still leaves me exhausted.
I had some girlfriends & their kids over for a couple hours yesterday. We had a great time, but I was totally overwhelmed when they left and had to take a nap.
Isn’t that funny? Or pathetic, depending on who you are.
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Jason is the same way. You are normal. Was that not what you wanted to hear?
Not pathetic. At least I hope not because I feel the same way anytime we have a playdate over our house; as if I’d been run over.
It may be the sign of an introvert. Guests leave, I want to retreat and regroup. Norman wants to debrief and talk other (irrelevant) topics. Sometimes, my mouth muscles won’t even work…
the problem i have is that i get exhausted by conversation and time with people but am compelled (either by upbringing or true motivation to show interest) to listen to every word and make deep eye contact. by the time i get home from work (or church or girls’ night or whatever) my kids try to talk to me and i can only stare into the distance at some unseen object and have to have them repeat questions three times for me to even get an idea of what they are asking me. seems backward, doesn’t it??