A complicated case of circumstances

My daughter went to a birthday party recent and told me she didn’t feel like she belonged there. It was a new friends party she went to and it was small due to Covid so most people there were family or had known this girl for years.

Feeling out of place is a common occurrence when three elementary school girls get together. They have a hard time balancing their attention to their friends. It’s hard too when playing partner games if there aren’t four girls.

A day or so later I asked her about it again and assured her that every once in a while almost everyone gets the feeling of not fitting in.

To my surprise my daughter was very confident in her quirky personality and said she fit in best with her softball team. She also revealed that a girl she hangs out with in three neighborhood makes her feel the most out of place but she hangs out with her because they have softball in common.

Such a complicated case of circumstances for my little one.

I can’t wait for next year to get back into in person school. I know the class size will be small but I hope the new faces and experiences will help her fit in more and more as her school days go by.


Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the 365MomMe.com name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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