Today was the last day of Zeke's "semester" at an enrichment program. The best thing to come out of this enrichment program was ... M!
M was Zeke's partner in a LEGO robotics class. They built a motorized robot out of LEGOs and then battled other robots made by the other students in the class. They also commiserated over the boring classes their moms signed them up for (Zeke had to take a "Storytelling and Bookmaking" class and M had to take a "Yarn Crafting" class.)
In my homeschooling literature, there are many defenses offered for the problem of socialization. The best statement I've read comes from a classical homeschooler who argued that a child doesn't need a classroom full of 30 acquaintances, what he needs is one or two good friends. Hooray for friends!