Do I stay?

Missi - posted on 03/29/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is 5 and has her first playdate. They are best friends at school and she went to her birthday party recently (which I stayed for) but I don't really know the mom. Am I supposed to stay for the playdate or drop her off. I also have a 2 1/2 year old boy that complicates the whole thing. Oddly, even though I don't really know them, I feel comfortable leaving her in their care for a couple of hours. Am I being too trusting? What should I do?


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Shannintipton - posted on 03/29/2011




Hi Missi, I think you should trust your instincts and maybe keep the first playdate short. I had a playdate when the mother came along which was fine. I just wasn't sure what to do with her at first. So I baked cookies. It went well. Good luck{:+)
shannin tipton

Louise - posted on 03/29/2011




I think mums have a good instinct on people and you know they are ok. I think it would be a little odd to take your daughter to somebodies house and then stay there with another child whilst they play. if your daughter is not happy staying without you then that is different. You may get to the house and the mum wants you to stay for a coffee and a natter. i would play it by ear and see what happends. But if I had invited a friend over to play I would not expect the mum to stay.

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