I think I am getting more and more introverted as I get older. I have gotten to the point where I really don't like hosting events at my house. We did two sleepover birthday parties this year and I just feel kinda done with that. I am okay if good friends (mine and the kids) or the little girl down the street who rarely overstays come over for a playdate, but I just am not into hosting birthday parties or having more multiple kid sleepovers. I sucked it up anyway for the birthdays and I guess that's what I will continue to do with sleepovers that need to be reciprocated, etc, but I would be perfectly happy if I never had to host a party at my house ever again.
Just wondering if there are other introverts out there who deal with this. Tips? Tricks?
I'm hoping to talk the kids into some other event next birthday season (a party elsewhere like a museum, trampoline place, trip, etc). I am okay hanging out with other folks outside of my house where I feel like there's an exit strategy if I start getting overwhelmed. I'm not a complete hermit. It's just that if people are in my space I feel like I have to be "on" for them and then there's the whole problem of not being able to say, "well, I've got to get going home, see you later," when I'm already at home. Plus I get stressed out about cleaning (housekeeping not being a natural for me). The whole thing is super stressful and I don't really enjoy it during the party either. I do sometimes like going to other people's parties (depending on the person), but I would mostly rather meet people somewhere for dinner, etc, than have them to my house.
Can anybody relate?