A Practice Play Date
Today my son had a play date with two friends from his class. I was a little leery of having two kids over at the same time in the event that someone might be the odd man out but they did great. I did the subtle eavesdropping by doing chores in the next room. Play dates are great for house work; I’ve never done so much ironing!
As they were playing I realized that these play dates might change in style but the format will be the same for the rest of their lives. Let me make a comparison between my husband going to his friend’s house to watch a football game and my son having his friends over….
Food: Hubby had chips and beer……Kids had pretzels and juice
Location Basement: Hubby calls it “man cave”……..Kids call it “play room”
Entertainment: Hubby had High Def TV……..Kids had Sony Kid CD player
Topics of discussion: Sports and gadgets………Sports and toys…..(girls?)
Sure, there might be all sorts of mischief in the middle years but the basic framework is the same. Today was just a practice session for the rest of their lives.