I find playdates to be both a relief and a frustration. On the one hand, it’s nice to be able to talk to other parents (mostly about parenting) while sharing the duties of entertaining little ones. On the other hand, it’s so F-ing frustrating to try to carry on a conversation while keeping the kids from hurting each other. Oh, but I guess the whole point is so the children have people their own age to play with. It’s always about the children… Playdate
Marian Belgray's an L.A.-based standup comic and writer/producer who's contributed to HBO, Cinemax, Nickmom, Comedy Central, Pampers, Funny or Die, and Parents.com, with articles and comedy videos.