I have a kindergartener, so this is all new to me. I invited a boy from DS's class over to play after school, and the mother (whom I had never met before) came with him and stayed the whole time. That was no problem, and I was glad to meet her, but I wasn't expecting that. Is that the norm? So if I invite another schoolmate, should I plan on the parent coming too? Extend the invitation to them? And if DS gets an invite in return, am I expected to attend? That certainly wouldn't be a problem, but I'm curious if that's what's done in other areas.
Thanks for any input. This sounds like a weird question even to me, but I'm an introvert by nature and the potential awkwardness of a 2 hr playdate for me as well as DS...ugh!