Wow – that was easy!

by Janice

This afternoon Jackson had a play date… with a girl!

Now I know many little boys have play dates with girls, but since starting kindergarten, Jackson hasn’t had any interest in having a girl over. So all his play dates have been testosterone-driven all “boy” afternoons.

But today we had those most charming little girl over. She was so sweet, polite and calm.

After some time playing with the Wii, I made them popcorn and then – get this – they did crafts!!!

Let me tell you, had I asked Jackson and one of his regular partners in crime if they wanted to do crafts, I certainly wouldn’t have heard the same excited little chirp, “Yes!”

So I pulled out some extra lollipops we had in the cupboard, some construction paper, scissors, pencils and glue and they made these adorable flower Valentine’s that Shannon wrote about today. Thank you Shannon!

It was a perfect craft for a play date that required no prep and the kids could easily accomplish in a short time.

Wow – so this is what a play dates with girls can be like. That was easy!

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1 peppylady February 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm

It amazing how termknowledge have chance over the years.
Playdate was use when my boys was younger but I don’t believe it was use when I was knee high to grasshopper.


2 Deb February 2, 2008 at 9:57 am

My oldest daughter is a tom boy. She enjoys video games and things like that. Some of her best friends in school are boys. This one boy in particular she is very close to and they have had a few play dates. They are in 6th grade now and still close. Some of the other girls don’t understand this and have made some comments like “how can you be friends with him if he’s not your boyfriend?” Thankfully, she handles this quite well and the friendship has not suffered. It will be interesting to see what happens next year when they go to Jr. High, though.


3 Shannon February 3, 2008 at 10:38 am

Thank you! I’m so glad Jackson and his friend enjoyed the craft!


4 Twisted Cinderella February 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Princess plays with a little boy a few doors down. It is cute to see them playing together. Unfortunately there are no little girls her age who live near us. But she doesn’t seem to mind.


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