Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
How long for a 5 year old play date?

We are kinda new to the drop off play date scene since I work full time. How long do you schedule them for? If a mom drops a kid off at 9 am, how long would you expect kiddo to stay? DD is 5 and in kindy.

Advertisement

__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
drunkenmonkeysmommy1's Avatar
drunkenmonkeysmommy1
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: right outside of Memphis ,TN
Posts: 5,675
My Mood:
I did not do the drop off play date thing until older ds was almost 8. It was for 3 hours. I would say for a five year old, maybe an hour or two.
__________________
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...0#post15969570
wet bags,snack bags,super hero capes, dino tails, tutus ,crayon rolls, tote bags,cloth diaper key chains,kid's aprons, car roll ups, and much more!
drunkenmonkeysmommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
TwinMommaplus2's Avatar
TwinMommaplus2
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,871
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

We do about 5-7 hours... they are BFF's have grown up together.
__________________
Motherhood is not a hobby, its a calling, you do not collect children because they are cuter than stamps, Its not something to do if you can squeeze the time in, its what god gave you time for. ~E. Anderson
TwinMommaplus2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
Fashionably Green Baby's Avatar
Fashionably Green Baby
Registered Users
Formerly: artistmom
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,207
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

I say 4-5 hours probably. We haven't done drop off playdates...although I kinda wish but I think any less than 3-4 hours and they can't really have too much fun
__________________
Britney
Mom of 4 little munchkins

Swag with me! 10% off at my HC store with code: diaperswappers
Fashionably Green Baby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

Thanks! DD has made a bestie in her class, and she is super sweet. They play really nice (much better than DS and DD!) but I just didn't know how long to say when talking to the mom. She stayed about 2 hours this morning, and they (of course) trashed DD's room. But they had fun, and Abby was so disappointed when her mom came to get her! They just live around the corner and her mom is the Girl Scout leader, so I know I'll be seeing a lot of them over the next few years.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #6
KaleidoscopeEyes's Avatar
KaleidoscopeEyes
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 14,789
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fashionably Green Baby View Post
I say 4-5 hours probably. We haven't done drop off playdates...although I kinda wish but I think any less than 3-4 hours and they can't really have too much fun
yeah usually play dates involve all the parents staying and hanging out and they are pretty much a 4-5 hour thing.
__________________
Super crunchy, atheist, vegetarian, liberal WOH and student mama to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wesley 16, Seth 9, Pandora Moonlilly 5 and Nevermore Stargazer 2, married to my awesome sahd artist hubby and partner to my amazing writer/techy boyfriend
KaleidoscopeEyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

I've got 3 kids. 5, 3, and 17 months, and work full time. There is no way I can stay at anyone's house. My 3 year old is special needs and will destroy anything in his path, and what he doesn't get, the 17 month old will! We aren't welcome anywhere! And honestly, I don't want to entertain another mom either. Saturdays are my wash/cleaning days. If a mom wanted to stay with their kid, I would have to respectfully decline the playdate. I do not want to entertain you for the day. I want my kid to have someone to play with and leave ME alone!
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:18 AM   #8
KaleidoscopeEyes's Avatar
KaleidoscopeEyes
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 14,789
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

i work full time and have 3 kids and i NEED the adult interaction lol
__________________
Super crunchy, atheist, vegetarian, liberal WOH and student mama to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wesley 16, Seth 9, Pandora Moonlilly 5 and Nevermore Stargazer 2, married to my awesome sahd artist hubby and partner to my amazing writer/techy boyfriend
KaleidoscopeEyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #9
sojomisa's Avatar
sojomisa
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 5,465
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

2 hours until everyone knows each other better.
__________________
Kim, a doing what works for us mama to S (06/01), J (03/03), M (12/07) and S (01/11)

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. - Vivian Greene
sojomisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
EmilytheStrange's Avatar
EmilytheStrange
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Posts: 7,418
My Mood:
Re: How long for a 5 year old play date?

I think there are two types of playdates. There are the ones where parents stay and there are the ones where parents do not.

You are not expected to socialize with every single parent that your child wants to have their kid over to play. Certainly, at 5yrs old, with a family I trusted, I would let another child just be dropped off at my house for a playdate or visa versa.

It's rare that I talk to my sister and she doesn't have 1 or more extra kids at her house and she's not entertaining the parents. She's letting the kids have fun in the other room or the backyard while she goes on with housecleaning or whatever. It's fun for the kids to have a friend over.
__________________
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10) and Luke Russett (04/13) and wife and best friend to my airman.
EmilytheStrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.