We are required by state law to administer annual standard tests to our school-age children. Everyone in the group except me has already finished that and declared their school year over. I, erroneously, assumed that meant the other neighborhood family would be available to play any time of the day. Their mother still won't let them play until the afternoon Monday-Friday. They are allowed to play all day on the weekends unless they have something specific planned.
I really don't understand this. It seems lots of parents don't let their kids play just for the sake of not letting them play too much or something like that. I can sort of understand this during the "school year" if they have a schedule to keep or certain work they need to finish within a certain time but I don't understand why they extend that rule to the time when they are not doing school. What is the point of that? Why not just let the kids play?
I'm frustrated, I guess, and I feel bad for my kids because they just want to play with their friends.