Mom Confessions: I Don't Set Up Play Dates for My Kids
It's time for a Mom Confession — because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.
This Week's Confession:
I don't make play dates for my kids.
My husband and I work full time, and my kids are in school/childcare full time. Both the kids get lots of social interaction with other kids at school and their childcare facilities. We attend church, and they do some extra activities like sports part of the year. However, I can't help but feel badly for not setting up additional play dates with their friends. Between work and busy weeknights and weekends, it just seems impossible. At the same time, I'm worried my kids (and maybe my husband and me) are missing out a building richer friendships with other families. -- anonymous
- No, they get plenty of social interaction without them. 23%
- No, I prefer to spend our time as a family. 30%
- Yes, there's simply not enough time in the day. 4%
- Yes, I have trouble meeting people and making these connections. 37%
- Other (describe below) 4%
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We all have secrets and opinions — so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!