I'm trying to overcome a moment of overreaction here, as I've just stated about twenty minutes ago to my husband that that's it, no more playdates for our oldest son. I know, I know, way over the top, but I think it's all the little things that happen during a playdate at our house that fry my nerves. I'm always open to having playdates at our house, and I always go out of my way to make sure that my son has enough playdates and that there's usually something to do, I'm always making meals for my son's friends, taking them with us places we go, even if it means we have to take two cars to accomodate all of our kids and a friend. But I'm tired of the mess, I'm tired of trying to coach my son on how to be a better friend to his friends, I'm tired of constantly trying to either separate my middle son from the older boys or trying to incorporate him, I'm tired of making decisions about situations and having my husband give me that look that tells me I'm going to get lectured later about why he thinks the decision I made was wrong, I'm tired of trying to just ask for lower voices when my baby is sleeping, I'm tired of trying to get work done thinking that a friend over would keep my kids occupied, only to find out that it creates more to do and I'll never even get a chance to work, I'm tired of the noise.
I think I need a little break, a little space, something. Ugh. Now I have to figure out how to gracefully backpeddle and not have this start a fight with my husband, or turn into me giving my son bulletpoints on how unappreciative he is of what his parents do for him. :)
Anyone else have these issues with playdates? Share ... Oh, do share!
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