So I posted about a dreaded playdate I was to have this morning. Well, they left about a half hour ago and I feel like I need a stiff drink, sream on top of my lungs or run like a crazy woman through my street or all three!
The mom is very very nice as well as the dad and the kids ARE sweet but man are they spastic! While my boys are no angels they would never come to someone's house and:
#1 Go up to the master bedroom and look for the cat then proceed to look through all the bedrooms
#2 Throw a ball delibratley at someone's face (my 5 year old. Hell, my 8 yo who hates his younger brother most days wouldn't even do that)
#3 Kick a ball into the garage door repeatedly
The mom stayed the entire time and when her kids did those things I let her handle it. After the ball went into the garage door for a second time she asked me if I wanted them to throw the ball against the garage door and I said no and suggested they kick it off the cement wall we have.
She does count to 5 to get them to stop doing things and threatens them etc.. and they even left early - thank God! You ask why I don't say anything?? Well I HATE when people discipline or tell my kids what to do in my presence and I am not going to do the same I mean, she is sitting right there.
I wonder what she thinks of my kids. Yeah they were being kinda spastic too - feeding off of them - I KNOW my 8 yo doesn't act that way at other people's homes b/c I have been there and I am hoping he knows better when I am not - to behave. My kids would NEVER go through someone else's house, bounce balls at their tv (forgot about that one. That was right before we went outside b/c I told them it probably wasn't a good idea to do that in the house) My kids do sorta have the potty mouth "crap" "butt" etc.. that I try to work on with them but they have not done any of those things.
I don't ever want my kids to be the ones someone else is talking about!
The other part that I am leaving out is that my older son may possibly have Aspergers syndrome or on the spectrum... so play for him is a little different. He doesn't want to play ball, play Monopoly (the boy brought it over), he doesn't want to play the bag toss game (she had the bags and the boards in her car and we pulled them out to play). He would rather do play in his own way which is different than most kids who arent on the spectrum (or at least that is what I'm seeing) But he seems to be alright playing when its one on one with just one kid.. I dunno.
I don't know what to do in the future b/c the girl really likes to play and she is the calmer one too. she wants us to come to her hosue next week..Id be curious to see how everyone acts. We dont do playdates with them too often.This was probably the first one since last summer....