My daughter goes to the village school, its like lovely and her teacher is amazing and let's them do stuff like mummifying tomatoes and crazy art projects. I have real problems fitting in with other mums though as because it's rural there are a lot of very affluent people ( not me though). My daughter has made a nice friend and went over for tea on Thursday to a very nice house. The other mum arrived in her Porsche and I was there in my van. I was offered a glass of prosecco ( I refused as I never drink and drive) and the two mums chatted about the village ball they're going to - I am not going as £50 ticket plus extra for alcohol is way out of my price range and I don't even own a dress. I felt like shit during this whole episode and had the ground swallowed me up if have been very grateful. I can't make my daughter choose her friends but how do I get over the economic barriers ( skiing at Easter anyone) without upsetting her?