How to ask for a playdate without putting the other parent on the spot?
January 13, 2014 8:45 AM Subscribe
How do I ask the parents for a playdate without putting them on the spot? Also, is it creepy to suggest that we are happy to have the parents just drop their kids off for a couple hours?
posted by rada to Human Relations (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am the mother to a happy, sociable 4-year old. He doesn't have any brothers or sisters or neighbors to play with so we are interested in playdates with his preschool friends. But of course, not everyone is going to be interested back, especially when the kids have siblings, or complicated schedules, or live far away, etc.
It's a small suburban preschool; our interactions seem very personable but this being the Midwest I just don't know. (I grew up in Russia and New York so I tend to be really direct which does not seem to be the preferred MO in Minneapolis where we are now).