Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
  1. #1
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    Ivveyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,358
    Rep Power
    1091

    Default Do you have playdates?

    with kids from school? we have never ever been invited to one (just birthday parties) are we alone in this?
    jennifer mommy to 4 amazing kids!

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kitchener
    Posts
    569
    Rep Power
    47

    Default

    My son has just this past week been playing every day with a little boy in his class who lives down the street. We did play with others after school at the school before this.

  3. #3
    Moderator The Ultimate London Mom!
    one ordinary girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    this side of crazy
    Posts
    29,176
    Rep Power
    1843

    Default

    C on average probably has 2 -3 a wk. Either her or at a friends.
    Your life is a result of the choices you make, if you don't like your life it's time to start making better choices.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Beautiful Collingwood
    Posts
    15,422
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    When my kids were at school, we never had a single one.

  5. #5
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    Ivveyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,358
    Rep Power
    1091

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mum_of_four View Post
    When my kids were at school, we never had a single one.
    well that sucks..but at least I dont feel so bad now. I was starting to feel outcasted lol.
    jennifer mommy to 4 amazing kids!

  6. #6
    Expert Forum User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,515
    Rep Power
    129

    Default

    Nope...not with either kid. Ours is a 100% bussed school though so the parents never get to meet each other which I think makes a difference.

  7. #7
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    Ivveyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,358
    Rep Power
    1091

    Default

    I never met the kids from auroras first school. becuase she was bused. But now we walk to school and i meet them all the time..but i stick out like a sore thumb. I feel like i dont belong at all..and it doenst help that I know they have playdates with others kids.

    I have thought about it msyelf, cuz aurora really wants to and she has a ton of friends...but I really dont know how to approach it myself..plus I dont want to butt in if we arnt wanted.
    jennifer mommy to 4 amazing kids!

  8. #8
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    Ingalls's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    london
    Posts
    22,762
    Rep Power
    1245

    Default

    If she has friends but you don't know the parents, give her a note to send home with her friend. Just a simple “Hi, Aurora has talked about ___ a lot and would like to have her over to play sometime. Here's my email address (and phone if you're comfortbale with it). Maybe you can let me know a time that would work well for you? Thanks! Aurora's mom (Ivveyy)“
    That's what I've done in the past.
    Didn't always pan out either - and I figured that's ok. I personally wouldn't let him go to someone's house if I didn't know them, so I can't judge if theyr'e paranoid too

    When ds was in school he only ever went to two friends' houses from school - but had friends from the french school and catholic school, so I didn't really care.
    DD1 age 7 DS age 11
    "I will remember you." July/10
    Baby Elaina born October 28th, 2011. Making every single day that much more special.
    INTERESTED IN BUYING DVDS OF OLD KIDS' SHOWS. Mr.Rogers', Mr.Dressup, Polka Dot Door, etc

  9. #9
    Moderator The Ultimate London Mom!
    one ordinary girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    this side of crazy
    Posts
    29,176
    Rep Power
    1843

    Default

    If it makes you feel better I know when C was in JK/Sk there were kids that did lots of playdates and others that didn't do any. It seems to pick up more later in SK and then carries on more in grade 1 etc... In JK/SK Camryn may have had 2 -3 a mth if that. ( mind you I think partly that was due to her nut allergy and ppl were afraid to have her over.) She asks much more now for them which is probably why she has 2-3 a wk. J has them from time to time but usually with me in tow or the other parents are here. TOday though she did go on her first one without me and thankfully it was very successful. YOu could due what *allie* suggested as that is a great way to invite someone over.
    Your life is a result of the choices you make, if you don't like your life it's time to start making better choices.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,798
    Rep Power
    89

    Default

    All the time. We also have an email group for every class, so even if you don't see other parents, you can still communicate.

    Ask your kids if there is a friend they would like a play date with, and take the initiative.

  11. #11
    Expert Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,141
    Rep Power
    153

    Default

    Lots of playdates for my JK, but she is a very social child and asks for them constantly.

    We are a bussed school, but live in a small community where most people know each other. It helps a lot that we see the same kids and their parents at the library, soccer, park etc. When DD1 would like to play with someone we don't know, I write a note to send to school in her backpack and suggest a playdate at the park or another public location. It seems to work well.

  12. #12
    Expert Forum User
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    20 yards EOA
    Posts
    9,249
    Rep Power
    394

    Default

    My kids don't have playdates either. I mean, we have friends (more or less neighbours) of theirs come over and hang out. Mine are older though. If you're not sure how to approach is, why not send invites to the kids to come play?? If you think you can do that and then maybe the parents will hang out for a bit?

  13. #13
    Expert Forum User
    Indigo74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    7,317
    Rep Power
    325

    Default

    we've never had playdates with schoolmates. i laughed though because DS came home from school a few weeks ago and asked if he could have a playdate with his friend.

    LOL...i think i'm just not used to hearing kids refer to it as a play date. when we were kids, we just 'played'. i don't know what it is, it just makes me laugh
    "My mind is going a mile an hour."

  14. #14
    Expert Forum User Horvyboysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    I don't know but if you find me can you send me home???
    Posts
    2,900
    Rep Power
    142

    Default

    My middle son has had one and that is because the parents of that child and my husband are co workers and we just kinda helped out each other....

  15. #15
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    3littlepiggies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    moving back into the east end :D
    Posts
    14,948
    Rep Power
    679

    Default

    we are planing one for Ben and his friend from school! i know his mom! we are just trying to figure out the best day for both of us
    Tiffany
    Mom to Ben, Jonathan and Zachary


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How old for playdates without mum?
    By lhastie in forum General Support/Advice about the Kids!
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-05-2009, 06:26 PM
  2. playdates
    By kristen in forum Get-Togethers
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 10-01-2009, 03:50 PM
  3. Sunday playdates?
    By galen in forum Get-Togethers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-30-2009, 06:37 PM
  4. Playdates
    By one ordinary girl in forum School Age
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-05-2009, 01:03 PM
  5. Playdates and Get Togethers
    By mollymoo in forum Get-Togethers
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 01-17-2008, 09:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •