Things have certainly changed since I was a little girl. They’ve changed since my little girl was a little girl. Long gone are the days of asking Mom “can I go out and play?” Gone are the days of having to be home before the street lights come on. Playing with a friend has now become an event. This event is called a Playdate.
I am not alone in my feelings. Dana Campbell remembers:
“Almost every day after school, especially in the spring and summer when the days are long the seven kids on my block would wander over to each other’s house: “wanna play?””
Yesterday was my first real playdate experience.
Now you may think that I am biased but my daughter is amazing! She created a feast for the Moms and girls that were invited to this playdate. But she does that kind of thing a lot. She cooks a wonderful home cooked dinner for her family every week night and she bakes something almost every day. She really is amazing and I am very proud of her. The feast she served for the playdate included 3 kinds of dried raisins; fresh cut watermelon; red and yellow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and cherries served with a marshmallow fluff and cream cheese dip. She made strawberry filled cookies, caramel Chex Mix and jello popcorn. Do you see why I brag about her?
I only stayed for a short time but there was immense giggling going on and I got to play the Evil Witch for a little while. When I left the girls were munching and watching a Barbie movie.
Amara’s Mom posted later that day…
“So tired from playdate. Also when a gaggle of 6 year olds ask if they can paint their own nails, the answer is always NO!!!”
Things may have gotten a little crazy after I left!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.