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It’s raining outside and you are itching to get out of the house with the kids before you all go mad. These 10 playdate ideas will save you, read now!
Our daughter’s closest friends are the babies she met cooling her heels in daycare. She actually has had stable, long-lasting friendships longer than she has had language to communicate with these friends. Due to our daughter’s massive social skills, we learned our kids choose our friends.
Now that there are babysitter apps, finding a suitable sitter is as easy as Tinder. You swipe left if she looks like she might try to eat or marry your children, swipe right because she’s so perfect she might steal your husband but that’d be okay as long as she still watches your children.
Ever wonder if airlines seat all families with little kids in the same section of planes so we are the only ones who have to listen to each other’s children rant, rave and lose it? Since we took Grace on three long distance flight in 10 days, it must be true because if airlines now charge us for having legs, charging us for breeding only makes extra sense.
Canada and I paid a babysitter so we could go to an Escape Room for a fellow dad’s birthday celebration. Basically, we paid a lot of money to be locked in a room with a bunch of other parents who also paid a lot of money for sitters to watch their children.
So, you have a few play-dates under your belt and feel like a play-date pro. Maybe you even pride yourself on having the coolest play-date house because you have 2 super chill dogs, a cat who could care less and a turtle – always a show stopper for pet-free children.
The one thing I didn’t expect when I FINALLY became a mom was the sudden onset of other mothers. The hardest part of parenting is having witnesses. Growing up in the 1970s, also known as the Middle Ages for Children, us kids were instructed after breakfast to ‘Just go play outside’ with whatever kids were wandering our neighborhood until the street lights came on.
Unstructured playtime is an important factor for boosting children’s creativity. As a parent, you may think that it is schoolwork that develops your child’s cognitive abilities. But it turns out that it’s during play that a child’s creativity, and with it cognition, grows and shines.