Extensions of My Living Room
Do you have a lot of play dates at your house? I had one at my apartment this week, and I was so stressed about getting it clean. I love meet-ups so much more. Luckily the city gives options that feel like extensions of my living room. I've recently had a play date at the children's floor at the Hudson Park Library and another one upstairs at Whole Foods. These places are usually empty, have a few toys for the kids, contained, and always free!
Yesterday I took the kids to MoMA. Friday nights are free (4-8pm!), so I was shocked to see the children's wing so empty. We stayed in this room for over three hours! I chatted briefly with a new mom and my kids made a new friend. The books were good, all the toys were organized neatly in bins, and there were enough computers (4!) for all my kids to use. I would love to make this a Friday night tradition, but I know I probably won't.
Weigh in: Play dates at the house vs. play dates at public places vs. no play dates at all. I didn't have twins for nothing! The least they could do would be PLAY together. ha