Playdate Impressions

Two little sisters, Klara’s friends, came by to play today. As American children tend to be, they are extremely polite, well-behaved and trouble-free.

The hard part wasn’t minding the kids but exchanging a dozen text messages with their mother who kept expressing extreme gratitude for my offer to have the kids over. I’m not very polite by nature, so I soon ran out of steam in this competition of mutual reassurances. No, you are not in the least imposing. Yes, I’m completely sure. No, I don’t mind in the least. Yes, I’ll tell you the moment it gets too overwhelming. No, I don’t think you are rude or abusing my kindness. Yes, I’m 100% certain. No, it’s not at all exhausting.

But the children are an absolute joy. Even the text message grilling was almost bearable.

4 thoughts on “Playdate Impressions

  1. OT: I’m concerned that your blood pressure might be a bit low today so I thought I’d raise it with this…. vegan tefteli from broadbeans (they don’t look like broadbeans… am I missing something?) topped off with canned sauce!

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  2. Finding civilized children for your kids to play with is like finding a $100 bill in the parking lot! Tell their mom what great kids they are, how much you enjoyed having them over, how much fun they all had etc.

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