I chaperoned the "social" (apparently they aren't called dances in middle school) at Thing 2's school Friday afternoon. He moved to a new middle school in November and is doing splendidly. He has more friends than he knows what to do with and is quite the ladies man.
They love him but it looks like he isn't quite sure if that is a good thing or not. I predict that in another year he will be loving the attention from the girls!
I also got to meet the PTA president and some other Mom's who were all very nice *and* I hob-nobbed with some of the teachers. Connections are important if you want to know what the hell is going on at your kids school and I'm finally making some at his school. Because I don't have enough to do already.