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Play-Dates. From Benign Neglect to Manic Management–Longing for a Middle Ground

Throwback Friday. I’m reblogging some of my earlier blogs, back when I had about 4 followers! Thanks for indulging me.

mammaste ~ divinity in the everyday

Not long ago I asked Connie, the woman with whom I have been in a serious “play-date” relationship for a couple of years, if she had any regular play-dates yet for her three-year old son. Sighing, she said, “It’s really about seeing if you get along with the other mother, and seriously, I’m just tired of auditioning.”

With Connie I’ve scored that perfect hat-trick in the play-date game. Our daughters like each other, we live only houses apart and Connie and I are now good friends. This is only my second serious play-date relationship in the course of raising five children. My previous steady and I lasted almost 10 years until she and her husband divorced and he got custody of our family.

In my current relationship with Connie I have, as one does in long-term relationships, become complacent. I have not seriously pursued other play-dates for my very extroverted…

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  1. connie #

    Still love this one

    June 29, 2013

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