Oh, y'all, I just have to admit it. Meeting new people makes me nervous. If you know the job I used to have before I became a full-time mama, you will probably find this pretty darn amusing. But it's the truth.
I stepped a bit outside of my comfort zone on Wednesday, though. As Miss M and I were walking back to the car from after-school pick-up, I saw another mom walking toward us. I had seen her at Back-to-School Night, knew I recognized her, but couldn't pinpoint where - so I said nothing. Totally easy for me to do since the classroom was crowded.
As an aside, Miss M started 1st grade at a new school this year. Haven't addressed it here yet - and still may or may not - but I'm thinking I will share first-day-of-school pics after Mister J starts back to school next week. An-y-way.... I'm a newbie at this new school. So that's why I couldn't immediately place the other mom from Back-to-School Night.
Moving right along - I eventually figured out that I recognized the other mom from the dance class that Miss M took two years ago. When I saw her again a couple of days ago, I just said hello, remarked that I recognized her from the dance class that our daughters had taken together, and that now they were in the same 1st grade class. We chatted for just a bit - she reminded me of her daughter's name and then, this is the part that I could not believe, THANKED ME for stopping to say hello. I don't think that has ever happened to me before. It sure helped me feel not-so-nervous - so I'll take that any day!
I just might have to introduce myself to some of the other moms and try this thing out a bit more.
Does meeting new people make you nervous? How do you deal with being a "newbie"?