I don’t do play dates anymore


The other day, my son said he was bored.

“Why don’t you have a friend over for a play date,” I suggested.

“Mom,” he said, looking at me very seriously, “I don’t do play dates anymore. It’s called hanging out.”

And while I laughed as he corrected me, it made me a little sad inside…

Sad that my ten year old–my baby–is now too old to have play dates.

(How does time pass so quickly?)

My not-so-little boy walking Bailey on our recent trip to the coast.

Is anyone else dealing with the same thing? What age were your kids when they stopped doing play dates? :)

4 Comments on I don’t do play dates anymore

  1. Jeanine
    September 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I, too, have had this same conversation. I've learned now that Parker is 12 to suggest he have a friend over to "hang out". I've caught myself on several occasions saying, "Why don't you go see if X wants to pla….hang out?" It's bittersweet, isn't it? Watching our little boys turn into young men.Peace and blessings to your day.Jeanine

  2. RR Mama
    September 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank goodness I still have one more small one who wants to have friends over to play. I hope these years slow down a little.

  3. KeeKeeAllNatural
    September 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello ~waving at you~ I to have a 10 year old son & he has made it clear to me that he isn't a baby anymore. He doesn't want me picking out his clothes, he has an opinion about everything, he thinks he is too cool to play with his siblings & he now wants a cell phone (which I am not ready to give him yet). My son is a really good kid, it is just shocking at how he is slowly leaving me behind. No more mommy kisses before bed, I have to kiss him while he is sound asleep lol.

  4. Blue Cotton Memory
    September 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    The snuggling has stopped! No more playdates! And clothing?!!?I'm having withdrawal!


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