Hi all. I have a kindergartener in a private school. Everything is new to her, and she's finding it very tough to assimilate after years of play-based preschool.
The only two girls with whom she feels an affinity are also in a ballet class with her. While we are middle-class, these girls' families are hyper wealthy, and their mothers don't seem particularly receptive to setting up playdates. I asked one about a playdate, and she took all of my information and said she'd be in touch that day...and that was about a month ago. When I've seen her since, she's seemed aloof, and anyway, what would I say?
I guess I have two options. One is to let this continue. The other is to email both moms and proactively try to set up a playdate at our humble home...possibly forcing the issue when they tell me to take a hike?
I've been encouraging my daughter to find other friends, but so far, she hasn't succeeded -- or at least, when I ask about playdates, she only mentions the two girls from ballet class.
Please help me navigate this new social scene, which is out of my realm.