Well, we just got back from our annual block party - a suburban tradition - and once again the doyennes of our block spent their time in a tight huddle and the 'rest of us', mostly working moms, wandered around trying to be involved in something to pass the time. I, unfortunately, am unable to do that. So, I stayed home watching Hildago on DVD until I figured the party was winding down....I hopped in with about 15 minutes to go. Unfortunately long enough to end up feeling left out. This came about when Samantha, the hostess, was talking about how three of the families basically spend all their waking time together. I'm not sure why I needed to hear that. I certainly didn't ask, but there it was. Now I know you're thinking 'you're leaving yourself out!' but, no...trust me on this one. I'm not in the clique and I'm not going to be. So given that I'm a smart, confident, self-involved and child-centered well-educated woman, HOW do these little parties rock my world so much? Ugh, anybody else recognize this or is it really just me??