Yeah, we got that too. We have the Gucci moms, who are very cliquey but usually handle taking care of the extra stuff that the board doesn't pay for, like getting the banners done and arranging the sales of the t-shirts and other fundraising functions. They are pretty good in that capacity.
We have the alcoholic moms who generally drink with the guys and shout like men at the game, arguing over the ref's calls. These women are the ones who make sure their husbands join up and participate as coaches, and also work in the snack bar or making sure there is plenty of food and snacks for the kids after the games.
We have the soul sistas who cheer on their kids and hastle the girls to put a little more bounce in their dances. These moms are the ones who critique the girls dances and will jump in and show the girls the latest steps to dances to incorporate into their routines. They are often the source of inspiration for the girls to add a little spice to the mix.
And then there's the crazy moms, I personally fall into this category. The crazy moms (and dads) are the ones who make all of the sound effects and other music that is played in the grandstand, also the announcers come from this group. (You need to have a certain personality type to announce.) We make crazy papier mache sculptures, and are generally in charge of decorating our cars, or floats for the parades.
There are sub categories, I'm sure but you get the gist. Each personality type has their role to play in making it all come together. It is hard to wiggle into the mix especially if it is a smaller town where most everyone has grown up together and raised their kids together. I've only lived here for 3 yrs. and I've had my own reservations. But I just started finding out where they might need some of my help, and started to fill in here or there. I volunteered to drive girls who's mothers might not be available to take them to games or to practices. And also, I try to be as friendly as possible, if they don't like me its their own problem, not mine for a lack of trying. I don't feel 100 percent included with some of the moms, but those old girls have issues anyway and its their own loss if they can't open up.
But yeah, the older the kids get the easier it will become.