Monday, November 24, 2008

Playdates = 2 Tennis Balls and a Poop Bag

I'm stressing too much over this baby raising thing. My sister talks about how complicated it is to arrange successful "play dates" for the kids. First, my mother never heard that word. In the '70's it was called "It's the weekend/summer/spring break, get your bike and get out of this house and don't come back until I call you for lunch". Second, I arranged a play date yesterday for Ripley and Chase with their friend Bronco, the Yellow Lab who lives next door. They chased tennis balls and each other for 30 minutes while we picked up their poop. Then I took them home to lay on the floor and drool after eating a few crackers.

How different could it be with toddlers?

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

Well, for toddlers the difference mostly comes in the parents... it's like dating all over again! You have to find someone who you like, whose kid you like, who likes your kid, and both kids should (theoretically) get along... If you have friends with kids the same age then you're good to go! If you have no friends with kids, it's going to be a bit more difficult....
Do you guys know what age of kiddo you might get? I think that will make a difference too... as long as you're thinking about it and asking questions then people will always want to help, so frame it in thinking about how exciting it will be rather than how stressful!!! Yay! Playdates! Won't that be fun?!? (or something like that)

Heather said...

Nah, the only difference is you have to deal with the poop longer, wiping and scraping it off their tiny little bums. Other than that - it's a piece of cake (that some one else made - because another kid is entertaining your kid instean of you!)!

Bobby said...

Ours will be a newborn, so I guess for a play date they can just cry and spit up together...