First, I'm not talking about REAL emergencies like someone is hurt or sick, etc.
What I'm wondering about is how everyone handles play dates with people who are not quite great friends but not acquaintances either. The kids we are trying to get together are preschool/kindy age if that matters.
Several times now I have had someone call fifteen minutes after they are supposed to be here saying they aren't going to make it today because the baby was cranky or they want to go shopping.
Does this happen to anyone else? Do you do this?
It very much affects me and my kids when someone says they will do something and then they don't - especially with very little or no notice. My kid is expecting to play with a friend. I have scheduled my chores and errands to accommodate that someone is going to be at my home for a few hours.
These are not sisters or best friends that are open to just coming by anytime. These are actual scheduled play dates with friends from around town and moms groups. They go like this ...
Would you like to get the kids together at my place on X day at X time? and the mom replying Yes, we would love to and will be there at x day and x time.
Is it just me or this is really rude? Am I wrong to assume that if you are not at least decently sure you can be somewhere that you should let the other person know?
So, how do you handle play dates .. both scheduling them and when people cancel?