I took a photo of these flowers last week because they were so beautiful. But this morning after seeing @mummydaddyme’s post about not feeling part of the “gang” of mums that go out to events and have masses of friends around all the time I thought I’d use it.
The Wallflower as defined by Urban Dictionary (I know 🙈)
“A beautiful wondrous person who sits on the sidelines of life awaiting for their glorious journey to begin, though since they’re to shy they wait for someone to show them the way” [sic]
Katie’s post is exactly the reason I started my Instagram account, and judging by the comments on her post this morning we aren’t alone. I haven’t been “out” since I was 19 weeks pregnant with my first baby. She’s 4 in 2 weeks. I honestly couldn’t think of much worse. Of course the kids drive me mad, but I like being with them at home. Maybe I’ve taken the term “stay at home mum” a little too literally but I’m not lonely. I’m perfectly content - I have people around with whom I could make plans, I just choose not to. And it seems I’m not alone. But perhaps because we’re introverts...we’re not being loud enough. So this is to all The Introvert Mums. We can make our own “gang” and that gang can be used to just talk to each other once in a blue moon, and not arrange the nights out that when the time comes to it you’d rather be in bed!