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Womens institute?

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Roygrace Tue 26-Jan-16 02:05:54

I am really unsure if I am being unreasonable or not?

I am a single mum of a 10 year old.

I am socially isolated, struggle with childcare and social anxiety.

I was planning to attend my local women's institute in an attempt to meet other women and do something in a evening.

Only issue seems to be my 10year old. Its aimed at adults and there will nothing for her to do. I was planning on going for an hour and taking homework and iPad.

Is this the official WI stance. Or am I being AIBU for even wanting to go!

So overto mumsnet AIBU?

Roygrace Tue 26-Jan-16 02:11:05

Oh god it's meant to say I know it's not a kids event and there will nothing for her to do. I am in nowayexpecting that

Roygrace Tue 26-Jan-16 07:11:23

Any thoughts?

MuttonDressedAsMutton Tue 26-Jan-16 07:28:38

Your best bet, I think, would be to email or ring and ask them. I don't know if they even encourage children coming with parents - do they? Really - just ask them, I'm sure they're friendly people!

mmgirish Tue 26-Jan-16 07:30:35

Could you email them and ask if you can bring her? They might say yes!

Nodney Tue 26-Jan-16 07:33:17

I'd definitely ask OP! At mine we'd be absolutely fine with it. Good luck and well done with tackling the anxiety. Could you volunteer at school? I found that helped me socially.

Roygrace Tue 26-Jan-16 07:46:12

I have asked and they have said no. Just surprised and upset as really wanted to try it

Nodney Tue 26-Jan-16 07:50:35

Oh no! Is there another you could try nearby?

bornwithaplasticspoon Tue 26-Jan-16 08:03:45

That's a shame, op. Do you have a friend who could babysit or have your 10 year old over? You could offer to reciprocate

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