mihika has reached an age where moms are no longer required to be around. with close friends' kids parties, i hang around and do the usual. but with her school friends, its awkward. i don't know most of the parents. while other parents drop their kids and are off, i hang around and try to make myself useful. i feel lost and awkward with their friends and family. its a pain to explain why i am there. i don't want mihika to miss out on anything that's why we attend all the parties she wants to. what do you guys do? is there any way out? she is too young to be left alone even with a cell phone, though she can check herself and bolus.