You know you're socially inept when you are happy when the dental hygienist goes back to torturing your teeth so that you can stop making chit-chat, a skill you do not possess in abundance.
Actually, my very nice dental hygienist and I found common ground today on the topic of how to schedule fun and interesting activities for our kids during the summer. Our kids go to some of the same summer day camps, and we compared notes on which ones our kids like best, which ones fill up within hours of registration opening in FEBRUARY, and which ones only go until 4:30 each day, making it difficult for the kids of working parents to participate. We shared amazement over the fact that we have to start organizing our summers starting in February. My husband and I try to organize our daughter's summer with a good balance of camps, unstructured time at home with one or both of us, and travel. It all works out, but it requires a lot of organizing far in advance, something else at which I don't excel.
7 months ago