Monday, May 23, 2011
Playdate Gone Awry
It's official. No good deeds ever goes unpunished. Invite some friends over to play with my kids. Sounds like a good idea, right? Wrong. Sara immediately declared her room and her all her possessions off-limits. Christian took a less subtle approach. Anytime the other boy touched a toy, Christian retaliated with screams of terror and sucker punches. Not my proudest parenting moment. The other kids alternated between horror and abject fear. After repeated failed attempts to referee, we tried to let the kids work it out for themselves. Another really bad idea. Luckily, the other children escaped with no visible injuries. It's really a Catch-22. My kids need more play dates to get used to having kids over. But, if they keep acting this way, no one will be brave enough to come over. Guess I'll have to find some new victims, um, friends.