Have you ever noticed that there are some people who always round up a posse-no matter what they do? If they go out to dinner on a Saturday night, they go with 3 other couples. If they have to stuff envelopes for a PTA mailing, they organize 20 other ladies to join them. Vacation? Let's rent a house with 2 other families!!! The MORE the merrier! A trip to Costco? I'll call Suzy to join me! (Need more examples? Don't worry, I'll stop!) Anyway...
I envy these people. In my younger days I had a big group of friends. We would "hang out" all the time. Beach houses, ski houses, parties. It was so much fun.
Now, at the ripe old age of 42 I've become a bit of a "lone wolf" (I'm kind of like the Fonz of suburbia.) When Brad and I go to dinner or a movie, I like throwing on a pair of jeans and just winging it. On vacation, unless I go with family I'd rather keep it just the four of us.
My daughters have very active social lives and, of course, I'm always along for the ride. Pick ups, drop offs, sleepovers, playdates, I love that they have lots of friends.
I'm torn on the big group dynamic thing. I worry that I don't do it because I don't want to compromise on what I want to do, or because I'm just plain lazy!!
Whenever I go to a party I always have a great time...I just don't seek out every opportunity to have a play group, ladies night out, or Sunday afternoon football party. I like to travel light, keep my options open, no ties, no commitments, no obligations, I'm a selfish, solitary, loner. (Whoa, I got a little carried away there!)
How about you? Social butterfly? Or LONE WOLF?