I kindly invited Devora and Hels to my 50th party as they both live close'ish to me and hadn't met. They seemed to quite like each other and I'm very hopeful that they will take their relationship onto the next level.
I am now officially the adoption matchmaker. I am considering setting up in business.
You know, I reckon there is a gap in the market there! There are sites for people in certain jobs, people of certain ages, and certain types of relationships. But I do not think there is a site to link adoptive or foster parents together. Two people, seeking love but also that mutual understanding of trauma that will make it not-an-insurmountable-problem to set up home together along with their children. Fancy explaining attachment, letterbox contact and post adoption support from scratch to a new partner? No? Then sign up to....uh...Kew's new unnamed business!
I can be your social media representative, using my way with words to get your profile raised on various forums, twitter, facebook etc!
Well done Kew!
ps. Are Devora and Hels's DPs involved in this at all, or are you setting them up with each other as well?
And any suggestions for me? - Described by all who know her as 'wierd', this single, 49 year old woman, with depression, a low pay part time job and a set of three interesting children including a highly volatile teenager, seeks new comfort other than wine and chocolate. Cat lovers preferred. Must tolerate Gerbils living in our bedroom, and long walks. No kinky stuff, other than perhaps --. No men. And absolutely no more 'interesting' children to move in with you!!
Milk chocolate, Kristina. But definitely red wine.
No! My gerbils are staying!!! They sit on my chest of drawers, looking sweet, scrabbling around and occasionally having an impressive jump-athon. Who couldn't love them??
I could of course start to look ahead for my DS. I mean, it would be irresponsible not to help guide him on his journey to finding love. Hmm...I know from many photos that Kew Jnr is a very handsome lad, and he plays rugby so a tick in the athletics box, and apparently he's also smooth and polite. Tell me Kew Senior, has he shown any interest at all in other boys?
I had such a great time. So lovely to share some war stories!! And Kew - it was £8 back in my Uber! Bargain! The other revelation - apart from not quite believing we were celebrating Kew's 50th and meeting another lovely adoption mumsnetter who looked a decade younger than she claimed to be - was junior Kew! He is so charming, so dapper! Loved what he was wearing and as good looking as you think he is Kew! (And I am still giggling about the cruise ship stories...)
That's good enough for me, I'm playing a long game. There are quite a few children of adoption mnetter in the 8-12 age bracket, so in the event he prefers the female sex, I have other options.
And if you think arranged matches are weird, you just ask yourself this - who would you rather have as your counterpart DM/MIL when your DC finds 'the one'? A random person you don't know...or me. TIA. This is how real interfamily harmony is promoted.
This looks like a good thread to boast about DD aged 15
Yesterday she was complaining about one of the girls in her group called Jennifer
" Jennifer is SOOO boring , she just goes on and on about boys . Yesterday she was saying how hot Marcus was and asking me why I didn't fancy him . I told her its because he isn't a very nice person . She said it didn't matter but I told her that it mattered to me "