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Old 07-08-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Tommorrow my son is having a play date with a school mate. I don't know his mom at all. When we set it up she told me she was nervous. He's never went to someone elses house to play. I hope she lets him here at least an hour. Anyway, What can i do to make her feel more at ease? I have no problem letting her stay, or come in and look my house over. What should I say/do?

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Old 07-08-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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I would invite her to stay and have coffee or something.
In this day and age you can't really blame her for being a bit nervous

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[QUOTE=WearingTaci]I would invite her to stay and have coffee or something.
In this day and age you can't really blame her for being a bit nervous

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We've always done parent/child play dates the first few times, just so us moms can get a feel for each other. No offense, but i would NEVER drop my kid off at someone's house that I didn't know to play without me.
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:14 PM   #5
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i don't know hold old your ds is, but at the age my dd is i always figure more than half the point is for the moms to visit. anyway, i'd definitely ask her to stay.
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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As I said before, I have no issues with her being nervous! I am NOT expecting her to just drop him off! I wanted to know what else I could to make her at ease. I should have added this little bit of background. She is my husbands cousin. They grew up together. When I worked my babysitter was her neighbor. So it's not like we are complete strangers. I just don't know her.
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:59 PM   #7
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maybe buy a pie or something (or make it) withsome coffe or tea
show her your cd stash
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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I would ask her to have lunch show her my cloth diapers and talk her head off LOL I love to talk so we could get to know each other a little better.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:10 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'd have coffee with her and some cake (cupcakes sound good, LOL) or something like that. Just try and think what else you have in common or see if you can find out. Then just be yourself. I'm sure it will go great! Tell her you think her son is great! I guess she's just nervous 'cause she's not sure how he'll act or what to do? Just having you be at ease will help her be at ease. Good luck!
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I would definitley invite her to stay and visit. That is half the purpose of playdates, letting moms get some adult convo!
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