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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Playdates: Lifesavers for Mom

We've had a lot of playdates recently and I'm learning a lot as we go.  It was hard for me to arrange them before kindergarten, and having a baby in the mix makes it even harder with nap schedules, etc.  But I'm learning that playdates rock.  Here's why:
  1. Everyone plays nicely.  No siblings are fighting.  Throwing an extra kid into the mix is fun for everyone.  
  2. The kids are so busy playing nicely with each other, that there's hardly any time for snacking and whining, "I'm hunnnnnnnnnnnnngry." The cushions even remain on the couch!  
  3. No time-outs!
  4. It's quieter!
  5. Mom can get a lot of stuff done when everyone is playing nicely!  
What are your thoughts on playdates?  I think it's super beneficial to have a friend over here to keep my own kids under control!  I'm learning.  I'm really learning.  

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