Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback. I've been reflecting on the thought process for a few days and I get a little more why I became so anxious. I think dd is entering a stage where she's worrying that others will think her weird for being homeschooled. And if I'm honest with myself, I worry about that too...but when I watch her, if I can shut the anxiety babble out, I see what an amazing human being she is. She is really well adjusted, has a great head on her shoulders, fantastic sense of humor, and what I'm most grateful for...a good sense of self worth. I got thrown when I realized that we had gotten somewhat isolated and I encouraged her to reach out to some of her swim mates...she was way more nervous than I thought she would be. But it has led to some good thinking on my part and good conversations between us. She's reached out to several people and there are a couple that are reciprocating and wanting to get together. I've always held to the avoid odd numbers. She has a book club where there are 4 of them, but they do so fantastic together. They had a little drama once or twice, but it got worked out pretty well and knock on wood it's been smooth sailing. But she's a pretty low drama girl and is generally drawn to low drama girls... thank God!
Bec your report was awesome! You are an amazing woman! I am so impressed by your endeavor. Congratulations!!!!!
I do think the sweating more as you get older is linked with hormones. I was never a big sweater and I find myself sweating more now. I don't have a solution though because I don't use anything. Just call me stinky pits mcgraw.
See now I come again to the commune where our children could all be friends. Sigh.