Saturday, November 20, 2010

Who Playdates Are Really For

Playdate: [n] a play session for small children 
arranged in advance by their parents

Playdates are suppose to be for the kids, but a secret only moms know's really for us. Our sanity. If you're a stay at home mom, you've experienced the moment of pouring out your soul to your 2 year old to have them reply... "More Juice." [Sigh] That's right, you are a human, but you're not an adult.

Conversations on the phone standing over a sink full of dishes or txt messages while folding laundry serve their purpose. Even facebook-wall-writing can feel like an intelligent conversation at times, but nothing compares to a real human being coming over to your house.

Yesterday, my new friend here in Dayton, Elizabeth, wrote her on wall "must-get-out" to which I quickly responded "must-have-company."

So by definition I suppose it wasn't pre-arranged, [20 minutes later she arrived with Starbucks in arms], but it gave me motivation in the middle of the day to get out of my pjs. 

The older boys took a nearly 3 hour nap [thank you Jesus], while our two little ones [Grace & Moses] played happily together on the floor.

The life of a mom. There is nothing like it. It has it's ups and downs, but one of my favorite things about being a mom is getting to hang out with other moms through out the week and call it "my job." Fellowshipping with women is always humourous and encouraging.

Do yourself a favor...invite someone over this week. 

Or Invite yourself over...
I did that a few years ago and ended up making a best friend.


  1. I have been thinking about play dates ever since I wanted to get pregnant! Being a stay at home mom has always been important to me and I looked at them as a way to meet new friends and keep my sanity.

  2. So glad you invited yourself over!
    Amen about playdates!!!



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