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The Play-date Effect

Everyone has heard the saying, "The more, the merrier!" It totally applies in a houseful of kids. Patrick and Lucy each had a friend come over this week. Patrick had his friend, Connor, come over on Tuesday and Lucy had her friend, Sadie, on Thursday. I think both moms thought I might be slightly crazy to want to add more kids to the mix. As a matter of fact, one mom's sister told her she was mean to send her child to someone who already has five kids. But, there's a certain sense of novelty when a new child comes to the house. My kids become so entranced by having a new person in the house that they are all on their best behavior and they have no interest in me whatsoever. It's fantastic.

It is actually less work for me to have more kids. There must be some kind of mathematical theory that applies here, I just haven't found it yet. I know it goes something like

Just kidding. I don't drink martinis. I drink microbrews (preferably IPA's). And usually not during play-dates. Although, that would make my afternoons more interesting.

The point is, I think I'm on to something with this play-date routine. I had two of the most polite kids over this week and I probably should have paid them for how well they entertained my kids. So, who's coming over next? Mommy needs to do some relaxing...

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1 comment:

Tricia Canning said...

Thank you Lissie! Sadie had tons of fun and may be beating down your door to come back!!