Some of my absolute best girlfriends in Zürich, I got to know from this blog when I posted a "friendship" add and asked women/mothers to email me if they lived in Zürich and wanted to meet up. It was courageous from both sides, and I think the girls were so cool when they dared emailing me with a short description, a picture and then we actually decided to meet up to see if we liked each other.
I'm beyond grateful and happy for the ones I spend most of my days with and they will probably be life long friends of us since the men also got well together in the end. We had a much more social life because of this and for me it's crucial in life to have interesting, kind and easy going humans around to just have fun with and share life as it is. It's also so much easier to hang with other families, since they understand the small children chaos that is more a fact then anything else.
So now I'm here, in a residential suburb north of Stockholm and I just realised the BIG difference from Zürich. In Switzerland most mums are stay at home mums/wife's for the simple fact that kindergarden is so expensive, it hardly makes sense for them to work. Then the whole view of family life and mothers are different. But that meant that we always had each other and there was so many mother available in day time. Here, all of my friends (almost all of them mothers) leave their children at kindergarden when the child is one year, and then they start working again 60-80 percent or so. But it also means that no one is available to hang with me and my boys during daytime and It can get rather lonely and boring.
So if you are a mother, maybe even with a boy in Alexis age (2.7 years) or around and would like to meet up with me and my children, please email me a little note about yourself and maybe a picture of you with your child/children and maybe we can eventually meet up and spend some nice time together from time to time.
I live in Täby, it would be nice if you lived not too far from here, but not necessary since I have a car.
You only regret all the things in life that you didn't do!!!!
Stina, Alexis and little Leon