I feel so out of it with school starting this year. I've volunteered heavily in the past but I need to focus on other things right now so I haven't signed up for much - I mean I will sign up for things, I just haven't yet.
But I feel like the other parents are shunning me for lack of participation. I feel like they all had raging parties, fun sleep-overs, or weekend trips together over the summer and I was left out. Not that any of those things happened when I was heavily involved, it's just that during low self esteem moments I let my imagination run wild.
I started this year happy to see the mom's that I've spent at least 5 yrs. trudging through the "chaperon - room mom - raffle ticket - book fair" life with. I was ready to pick up where we left off, running into each others arms with a 'Yeah! School has started!' or a '*sniff* my little baby's growing up'. But instead the vibe is very cold. I'm smiling, going for the hug however the hug doesn't seem available.
I don't understand.