Children who have siblings have 'play dates' 24/7. No need to organize outside activities if you don't want to.
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10/20/10 at 11:29pm
MamaofThree, I didn't mean to come across like a jerk when I said most of the moms didn't play with their kids at the play dates I attended. I hope I didn't offend you. I was just trying to point out that I joined the group for the kids but it ended up being for the moms and because there were so many people and so many unsupervised kids, it didn't work out too well for us. There was one mom in particular who had pretty aggressive children and she was totally checked out. She would yell at her kids if they bothered her when she was having a conversation. She was yelling at her boys so loudly at one play date that she scared my children. I could see the fear on my oldest son's face so we talked about it when we got in the car. It just wasn't for us. I think there is a big difference between keeping one eye on your kids and chatting with other moms and completely ignoring them while they beat up other kids. From your post I can tell you don't fall in the latter category!
|interesting. i have 5 children and have set up play dates all along. i could give a hoot if i shower. lol i just put on deodorant and brush my teeth and hair. we tend to do alot of things outside though so it isn't that much of a hassle for either party, the kids run around outside together and the moms chill and watch what is going on. i usually bring plenty of food and water and we could be out all day. that way you can plan something for multiple kids at once. set up a park day with a couple moms with kids your kids ages.|
|i have totally gotten over my issues with other people having my kids over too, that helps when you get to know the other families by hanging out together. you see how they respond to their kids and how they are in general as people.|