Play dates are a vital part of every parent's handbook. Over the course of 12 years of motherhood, I've hosted my fair share. The vast majority were wonderful. They were nice kids who played well with my kids. But then there are the others. This list is about those.
All the usual pre-date worries of your bachelor/ette days will haunt you once again. What should you wear? You'll want to look pulled-together, but still casual. You don't want to seem like you are trying too hard.
I am here to tell you that you don't need mom friends. Because the last thing you want to do after spending the whole day changing your baby's diapers is spend the whole night listening to your friend complain about changing her baby's diapers.
Modern parents are almost obsessed with filling up their children's time. There are after-school classes, team sports, camps, lessons. What's often missing from the schedule is valuable time spent alone.
Jessica has her finger on the pulse of what her market wants. She's poised to continue to deliver products that solve the ongoing problem for busy parents who want a unique learning experience for their kids.
Incisive and hilarious, Sam Wolfson's Playing Dates, directed by Jennifer Chambers at The Elephant Stages for Green Beetle Productions, suggests a "Whatever Happened To" update to the characters in Charles Schultz's Peanuts.