This is our first year doing HS/Co-op. 8yo DD and I met a handful of people at Chicfila a couple of weeks ago but I was very occupied with my 2yo and baby so I didn't get to talk much.
Last night was such an uplifting experience!! To talk with like-minded adults... just awesome. I am only 28 and most of these women had at least 10 years on me, but I didn't feel out of place at all. Most of the time when I'm around my oldest's parent peer group, I feel prejudged and they don't really talk to me.
One thing I did find myself asking the kids without thinking about it was what grade they were in. The two times I asked (without thinking), both were like "ummm *blank stare* I think I'd be in X grade,"
I was worried that my DD wouldn't fit in because she is verrrry energetic and loud. She saw one of the girls we met at Chicfila and turnsout they are a great match.
Anyway, it just made me feel like I'm not alone at this. I can't wait to start co-op!!