Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Play Dates

Today was a busy day for us.  We got up early and quickly straightened up the house before running out the door to a play date.  I recently discovered that a friend of mine in choir is a stay-at-home mom of a 3-yr-old daughter and 16-month-old son.  And, they live in our neighborhood!  We were invited to their home this morning, and Grace had a grand time.  They played with Play-Dough, baby dolls, Memory, Hungry Hippos, basketball, tea cups, and lots of other things. 

Grace was shy at first because she didn’t know the little girl from church (they are in different Sunday School classes).  But, she warmed up and made a new friend.  We left from there and drove to pick up Caleb from pre-school.  We got home, ate lunch, and they quickly fell asleep for naptime.

When they woke up, Caleb’s older sister had arrived and we all played games, danced, had snack time, and built with Legos. 

Even though Grace is an only child, she has lots of opportunities to be around other kids.  I like it this way.  Between play dates, my babysitting, and Sunday School/church activities, it is actually rare to have a day at home alone with just the two of us.  I usually try to keep Fridays this way, because I feel that alone time is important too. 

I am thankful, though, that there are so many options to interact with sweet kids (and moms!) throughout the week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with having an only child, as long as they have a balance of family time, and social time with others allowing them to learn how to share..etc.Sounds like you have a well rounded day with lots of activities and I know you must treasure your time with Grace and the fact you can be home with her.