Family Playdates

Now that I have a toddler again I’m back to figuring out playdates… I could just keep him home with me forever but then he’d just turn out really strange. Really it’s like having an only child since there are about 8 years between him and my youngest daughter so that means playing with his three sisters isn’t always an option.

Playdates scare the hell out of me though. Why? Well, because I have to meet the mom of his friend from preschool/daycare and possibly know each other a little bit, and thenĀ we need to actually hit it off. You know what… it’s like dating again!

Thankfully every once in a while Andrew’s older sisters come along with us when we head to the park and we have a family playdate. By the way… family playdates aren’t as scary as playdates with friends from school.

running through the sprinkler

It’s these time that I smile the most.

The times when all of my kids are playing together despite the age differences between them.

sitting on the bench

They run, swing, slide, and climb together.

They laugh and smile.

playing at the park

And it warms my heart from the inside out. It’s times like these that make me forget all the times that they argue and not get along.

I hope that my kids always get along and play together regardless of the age difference or how old they get.

I know… they’re kids so there will always be ups and downs but I also know that as time passes they’ll get closer. I know this because my brother, sister, and I did the exact same thing.

Then again I don’t think my brother will ever let us forget that we dressed him up as a girl…

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