Now, I don't do well with others moms. I'm socially awkward. I'm younger, I'm weirder. I do not fit. But this was Elayna's best friend, so I said yes.
Went to Friendly's, had the kind of small talk you have with strangers... until I mentioned that I was still recovering from a convention this weekend. "What kind?" she asked.
I hesitated and near-mumbled "Science fiction."
I perked up. "Yes!"
"Oh, this is the first year in ages we haven't gone!"
She's fen. She's fen, she's epileptic, and she leads a Girl Scout troop - Elayna's getting in in time for cookie sales! And we talked for ages, for quite a few refills of the coffeepot.
Dude. I made a new mom-friend.
* I am unable to leave the library without checking *something* out.