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  1. 7 hours? That’s a very long time! So important not to outstay ones welcome. We’re not quite at the formal play date stage yet – not in terms of reciprocal invites to each others house anyway. So I haven’t had to give much thought to the hows of it. However, your tips are fab; they remind me of some of the things I’ve come across on this issue. Thanks for sharing. #MaternityMondays

  2. Ohmygosh, 7 hours?!!!! I would be exhausted after that time, let alone the kids! We have regular playdates within our group of friends and throughout the Summer we took it in turns to host and the host would provide lunch. I’m not too concerned about mess in my house but it’s always lovely when friend offer to help tidy, I always tell them no though as I find it easier to do it myself because I know where things live! #maternitymondays

  3. This is great, we usually take a packet of biscuits if we haven’t had time to bake something. I would never dream of staying past a mealtime unless it was a close friend and if it was arranged. We have had a few day long playdates which were great but they are really tiring and we definitely help to tidy up. #maternitymondays

  4. I’d never even considered that there might be unwritten rules for playdates, so I am probably a terrible guest, but I don’t think I would stay seven hours. I tend to find I want out way before that! #MaternityMondays

  5. Oh my goodness, I have heard of similar playdates that never end but thankfully never had one and would never dream of overstaying my welcome! Love all your points, a specially with the thought being what counts. I rarely accept help with the clear up but do always appreciate the offer! Horrible you have felt used in the past lovely, really horrible people would be that impolite! Xx

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