I teach and am wanting to ask a parent out...not of one of my students, but a parent of a team I coach. I know she is divorced and her kid is 10 years old. I'd like to invite her to a dinner at a friends I was invited to...but how can I extend the invitation to her and have her not think I want more then friendship? At this point I want to learn more about her but the only way to do so is to see her in a different type environment. I don't want to make things awkward or difficult for her kid but I feel like I will regret it if I don't at least try. What approach would you use here?