We just had one of the worst play date ever. Unfortunately all of our play dates with DS best friend have been bad lately.
I think they are growing apart.
This was his first best friend that he made all by himself. His first few friends were children of my friends. But this was a little boy he met at daycare back when I was still working. I remember being so excited when he came home talking about his best friend!
His mom and I started getting to know each other at drop offs and pick ups and before I knew it we were seeing each other several times a week outside of daycare.
We even made sure to see each other once a week after I decided to become a SAHM. But we were pretty much delaying the inevitable.
Our boys are just so different and not to mention our parenting styles are polar opposite.
After our last bad play fate we decided to give the kids some space from each other. So we skipped out weekly play date last week.
So we figured since its been so long maybe the boys would have fun together again... Nope
We met at the park so mutual ground.. And honestly the other kid ignored my DS the whole time and whined and complained about being there. My DS had more fun with the strangers kids. Which is fine becuase my DS is such a friendly kid he makes friends every where we go in like 2 seconds.
Today while at the park the other mom told me that her DS has started saying that he had a new best friend at school.
Actually the little kid even told my DS he had a new best friend. I was really shocked he would say that an I was kinda worried about my DS feelings but DS responded with "well so I gots a new puppy and a new house!"
We are moving soon. Not far just 30 minutes away, but I don't think I'm going to put forth the effort to keep the friendship alive after we move.
I hope we are going to start going to church (my mom really wants us to go with her). The church we might start going to as a really large children's program so maybe DS can meet some new friends there. I also hope to find a SAHMs group.
Even though my DS doesn't seem too upset now, I know he will ask about his friend. I hope that maybe he will find a new best friend soon.
Still it is his first best friend... I kinda hoped they would stayed friends forever just like me and my first best friend... But there is a small part of me that is relieved because his mom drives me nuts. I don't agree with her parenting at all. But I always kept my mouth shut and was polite because our kid enjoyed each others company and had fun together.