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For boys!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
My son, who was asking to go to school, needs more friends. My HS group is actually a Yahoo group, but it's a huge group in the northern part of our county, over 200 families and growing! I just posted I was interested in a playgroup for boys for legos or whatever at my house and I got six moms now who are interested. It was so easy! A few of them have thanked me for starting this and say they are really looking forward to it. We might meet next week if I can get my house is order (yikes).<br><br>
I'm a little daunted at the idea of having 12+ BOYS ages 2-12 in my house, but hopefully it'll be a good thing.<br><br>
Just wanted to share.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<span>FANTASTIC! This is such great news! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Lillian</span>
 

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That's awesome! That is probably what I will have to do too, but my problem is that there are not many HSers in our area. The moms of boys understand the need for boys to play the way they do though. I find myself gravitating more toward moms of boys, b/c they laugh at my kids' behavior and tell me their kids do the same thing instead of the horrified looks I get from the moms of girls.
 

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Thanks Lillian <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Mags - I didn't think there were many hs'ed boys in my area either, and we live in a rural area, but at least three of the moms live within ten minutes of me!<br><br>
Riversky - do you have any suggestions? How long is your group? How do you keep from everyone running amok? That's what I'm worried about.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How do you keep from everyone running amok? That's what I'm worried about.</div>
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<span>Don't serve any sugar or prepared foods - and have a few healthy snacks that make for grounding. But hey, you're so fortunate - just enjoy it! Having them run amok is infinitely better than not having them there at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></span>
 

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I have had playdates with mostly boy guests and I agree, don't serve any sugar or juice. If you're going to serve a snack, cheese quesadillas are simple and are well received. The older boys can help you make them. We just had 15 kids on Tuesday, only 3 of them girls.<br><br>
ANother thing, we have a really small house, so with that many boys, I usually let them go let off steam outside at regular intervals. I just leave my front door open and they can come and go as they please (front door because of the layout of my house and neighborhood--if you have a backyard...)<br><br>
If you have any swords or that kind of toy, I suggest they go into the closet beforehand. 12+ boys and swords can get out of hand very quickly.<br><br>
Don't bother to do that much cleaning. After that many kids, you will never know that you even had a clean house.<br><br>
It's going to be so memorable for your son to have a get together like this at your house. Have fun!
 

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Well, with my ds's allergies, I usually serve (or bring) pretzels or carrots so I'll just stick to protocol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Can't leave the door open though, it's 19 degrees here!! LOL..ugh..<br><br>
I listed the first playgroup as a Lego team play, we have tons of legos and everyone replied they liked that idea.<br><br>
Also thought a sledding day would be a hit. We have a fabulous hill and it's guarantee to wear kids out (I often will yell "GO SLEDDING!" to my own two) LOL<br><br>
My ds is excited. And there are two girls my dd's age too, very cool!
 

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Hey, that's great!!!<br><br>
My son and I are going to start a Lego club with three of his friends, too.<br><br>
That's great that your group has grown! Good luck with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">the horrified looks I get from the moms of girls.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Can you tell by my laughter I am a mom of three boys?? I think I need a "mom of boys" support group! (Or a T shirt that explains the 100 things that are completely normal for boys to do and say, that even other moms of boys shun or shrink to think of.....)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's awesome! That is probably what I will have to do too, but my problem is that there are not many HSers in our area. The moms of boys understand the need for boys to play the way they do though. I find myself gravitating more toward moms of boys, b/c they laugh at my kids' behavior and tell me their kids do the same thing instead of the horrified looks I get from the moms of girls.</div>
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Mags, I'm sorry you had that experience.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Can you tell by my laughter I am a mom of three boys?? I think I need a "mom of boys" support group! (Or a T shirt that explains the 100 things that are completely normal for boys to do and say, that even other moms of boys shun or shrink to think of.....)</div>
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Oh yeah, I'm so with you on that one......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mags, I'm sorry you had that experience.</div>
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Oh, it's no big deal to me, I stopped taking it personally a while ago. I just think that most ppl I know who only have girls find it difficult to understand why boys play so rowdy. My friends who had girls first usually come up to me after they have a boy a say, "is this normal, he won't sit still and he's ALLLLLL over the place?" I usually just laugh and tell them it's totally normal. I don't think the girls' moms are necessarily judging me, I just think that they are always shocked at how differently the boys play compared to their girls. Today at a mom's group mtg (that was also a PG since we all brought our kids), the boys were running around like maniacs and being rowdy. Yes, they did push, shove and holler. The girls were getting upset by the boys. When the girls would get upset, they would start to cry or they would find their mom to help them. The boys just figured it out on their own, sometimes caveman like and not-so-nice, but they all seemed to figure out a way to get along. It kind of made me laugh, it is exactly the way that men and women interact, lol.
 
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