Thursday, October 20, 2011

10 Ways to Have a Chaotic Playdate

As a stay at home Mom, one of the most important parts of my life is playdates.
Mom's really need to have some sort of social contact with each other. I need to be able to talk to somebody about something other than juice and spiders
Each playdate is different. But some of my most favorite are the ones that are complete and total chaos.

Here's a pic of me "Embracing the Camera" with 4 out of the 6 kids invoveld in a playdate with my good friend who also has 3 kids 4 years old and under.'s actually peaceful...for about 2 seconds.

~Yes, the two partially undressed children are mine.~

And "thank you". I know I look like a movie star.

So here's my top 10 ways to add a little chaos spice to your playdates.

10. Just add markers.

9. Have only one of something.

(anything from a Batman toy to a piece of string)

They will ALL fight over it.

8. Suggest you stay indoors on a nice day.

7. Have a precious lego castle your boys have built.

(It will get torn down. Drama will ensue.)

6. Have a pantry stocked with foods you do not want them to eat.

(Because they will try)

5. Try to attempt a craft with glue.

4. Try to make it a productive playdate.

(Like mom's trying to plan something)

It is guaranteed you will get nothing done.

3. Hold the playdate in a public place. Your best bet is the library.

(You might even get kicked out. Because that sounds like fun to me.)

2. Just add sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.

1. Have at least 6 kids aged 5 and under. Always a stressful delightful time.

Linking up with Emily for Embrace the Camera

1 comment:

Ashley said...

My daughter is only 18 months, and we generally only play with two other kiddos who are 20 months, so playdates aren't too crazy yet. Glad to know they will get much more... fun? :) Have a good one.