What is playdate protocol for 5yr olds?
Cole has been to a few playdates this year and in this last month I am returning the favor. Every week I have a new kid over from his class (who he has had a playdate with). Problem is, I have no clue what I'm "supposed" to be doing with them
- Do I let them hang out and play solo (ie: close by with the eyes in the back of my head watching)?
- Do I play with them?
- Can I let them play Wii?
Cole has experienced all three of these kinds of playdates and he's enjoyed them all. I would LOVE to see the boys play solo so I could actually relax (maybe read the paper?)while the twins nap. Last week, the boys and I sat at the table and colored our own Pokemon cards. I thought they would color on their own and I could do some marking at the table.
Nooooooo, once I drew my card they wanted me to draw all of them.
So what are mom's expecting from me? Is the purpose for my child to have some independent socializing so I can relax, or is the goal for the invited child's mom to get the rest?