March 01, 2009

Play date - why? what?

We're about to have our first play-date with a classmate from school. You ask how we've managed to avoid this - I really don't know. But, it feels so completely different than when my girlfriends visit. I don't even know the parent involved (Hubby set it up) and I feel like it's a big test. What will we talk about? Will we even have anything in common? How are we supposed to entertain the parent while the kids play? Do we drink? Do we watch tv? What!?!?!?!?!?!? I'll update you when it's all said and done.

Update - It wasn't as bad as I thought. We talked about the kids and what was going on with each in terms of milestones etc. We (more the other mom) basically followed the kids around the entire time. We did drink however - we both had a glass of wine. But, I really thought a play date would be good in terms of getting daughter out of our hair for a little while because she and her friend would play with each other. Instead it was like having a play date for us because both hubby and I were forced to entertain playdate's mom the entire time. She was pleasant and conversation was easy - but, really, I just hadn't expected that. I guess it's one thing if it's your friend but when its the first time meeting someone and you're forced to find stuff to talk about for 2 - 3 hours...that's another story.

4 comments:

Justice Jonesie said...

LOL, I had the same exact issue last summer. I was worried but it turned out fine. We kind of followed the kids around and I had a project for the kids that required us to assist (we planted flowers in pot). It turned out just fine. Good luck!

Tanyetta said...

Fun times! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Justice Fergie said...

lol. we've managed to avoid this so far! good luck and let us know how it goes. I will say that you probably shouldn't drink though :)as much as you may want to...

DemMom said...

The good news is that as the kids get older, you get to do drop off playdates. Obviously, you have to know the parents some, but I.Love.Drop.Off.Playdates.

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