We survived Parents' Weekend at the girl's school.
It was fine. Tiring. She ditched us pretty much the entire time, which speaks well for her adjustment and made me proud/sad. That's a melancholy feeling. The husband and I met some nice people. We also dropped some cash on school swag, which I didn't even do when I was in college and should have had some sort of school spirit.
The other things we did were to meet with staff and teachers. I always feel so weird during those meetings, because I either ask too many questions - so many that they start to seem nonsensical and repetitive to me - or I can think of nothing at all.
What do you do in a situation like that? I get Answerer Anxiety - if someone asks if there are any questions, and no one raises their hand, I start frantically trying to think of one, first hoping to come up with something smart or interesting ["What do you think about the curricula for 9th graders - is it developmentally appropriate?"], finally just hoping I can form several phrases into a sentence ["Me like sunshine hair. You are yellow pretty?"]. And the best part is, the husband almost never asks any questions. So if it's just me, him and the teacher? It's just me and the teacher.
Do you do this? Please tell me I'm not alone. What social situation makes you feel most awkward?