Play-date (noun): Playdates are becoming part of the vernacular of popular culture and form a part of children’s "down time." Most parents prefer children to use these hours to form friendships by playing with other children either one-on-one or within small groups. When children are very young, most parents stay for the playdate and use the time to form their own friendships and parental alliances.
Before I had kids whenever I heard the word play-date I thought it was the cutest thing in the world.
Now that I am a mother and we have weekly play dates I have come to realize that it is not always the cutest thing.
Especially when your kid is not being such a lovely play mate. Boy has been having consistent playmates with my friends daughter for almost a year.
It was definitely not love at first sight for these two.
Boy has been the primary attacker at our play dates multiple times. I thought my friend would not want to have play-dates with me anymore.
I Thank God for my friend, a good Mother that is rational and realizes that he is just a 2 year old.
Like her own 2 year old, sometimes they have bad days, they are learning, and we are called to work through it & with them.
I am glad to write that as our year anniversary of play dates is approaching we are seeing much improvement.
These two are starting to play much better together....
They might even love each other!