Okay probably a scary title coming form someone who has kids, but allow me to clarify. I just signed up to enroll Eris in kindergarten. This will be her first school experience, and my first time with it at the parent end, and that seems to be all pretty well and straight forward. She's also expressed a lot (I mean a lot a lot, the way only an exuberant five year old can) of interest in dance lessons, so I've been talking with a local instructor about signing her up for classes in the fall. Feeling pretty good at adulting getting this stuff done from this end, but with it comes the realization that I'm gonna have to KEEP doing it- sorry executive function, no time for holidays- and on top of that, I'm going to have to interact with other adults that are outside of my normal social circles (which are namely nerds). I'm just sitting here inwardly sighing and tensing at the thought of PTA meetings, and small talk veering into anything less innocuous than the weather. My area of acceptable topics features Homestuck, Pokemon and reptiles, and idk what else but not generally Things That Are Talked About In Public. Several years of working at a call center have taught me how to fake it, but oh my god am I dreading it.