We’re always looking out for kids around our neighborhood for MLI to hook up with since his daycare is NOT in our school district and since when he does start Kindergarten next year, we want him to have some friends. So, there’s a little boy his age that he’s played with at the pool a few times and a week ago, CareerMom reached out to his mom to try and set up a playdate over the holidays.
What ensued is a playdate today, at 3:30. That’s fine, but what I’m befuddled about, is how I got roped into it.
See, this other little boy’s mom’s last e-mail to CareerMom said, “Great ! Lets just plan to come to our house. Please bring all the boys as Brian will be home so maybe he and Chris could talk sports !”
OK, so when did a playdate become a family affair? Is this normal? My idea of a playdate, is where one (or both) kids goes with one of his or her parents to play with another child who is also there with a parent. (notice the use of singular “parent”)
I’m wondering, does this lady think I’m gonna drag along and just to be nice, she offered up the company of her husband to keep me sane, or does she actually want us all to come over and make it a “family affair?”
I tell ya, I gots me some plans for that free time, and those plans don’t include making small talk with a guy whom I’ve already small talked with and come to the conclusion that, “He’s a nice guy, but we’ll never be best buds.”
How do playdates usually work for you?