Re: Play date etiquette ??
At 6 the other Mom is possibly assuming you'll drop your dd off. But since she's deaf, maybe not. If you're not completely comfortable dropping her off, call the Mom and ask if it is ok if you can stay for a bit to make sure she's ok (and let her know you have 4 other LOs that would need to come along). I personally never care if a parent stays for a playdate - I totally understand if we've never played with that child before. Many of dd1's first playdates were at the park so I could get to know the Mom a little bit before dropping her off. Basically - talk to the Mom. Any Mom is going to remember their first playdate and how nervous they were. Assuming she's a nice person, she will do her best to set your mind at ease.