Thank God I’m on Facebook are the words I never thought I’d utter but I just did.
There’s a long discussion on the local FB parenting group about how people invite kids to their children’s birthday parties and then nobody comes. And the kid sits there alone, surrounded by treats, balloons, and activities. And this is happening to local folks who’ve always been here. I’m super sad for the lonely kids but it’s good to know that it isn’t just me. I’m not being shunned because I’m an immigrant. It’s how people around here are.
Klara’s had a great turnout for both of her birthday parties but it took a lot more work on my part than it should.
People are simply grumpy and reserved around here. And it’s not about me. It’s a serious relief, folks.