My 14 yr old and I were talking in the car the other day about her starting high school and which friends from middle school were going to be attending the same school, she was accepted into a VoTech. I thought the conversation was funny, sad, but funny.
Me: So do you know many kids that are going to your school?
C: A few. ......she then named a few kids
Me: Well that's good so you'll know some people the first day. You'll have kids from all the other middle schools too, not just our area.
C: Yeah, I really like being friends with (so and so) though. I don't have to be dumb.
C: Well with most kids I have to make myself dummer and not use all of my vocabulary to have a conversation. I like that I can just talk to (so and so) and she understands what I'm talking about.