The children don't often have play dates. They play with each other and are quite busy with school, karate, dance, Cub Scouts, Activity Day Girls, music lessons, hobbies, reading, time with their dad, dates with Grandma Vicki, dates with Grandma Karen and activities with me. It is hard to squeeze in a play date, but we took advantage of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday when public school was out and the dojo was closed to invite Evan and Reid from karate classes over to play.
Kara was hesitant to invite two more boys over to the house because four boys is already a lot of noise and chaos, but I encouraged her to give it a try. Everything went very well. Minimal supervision was needed. The boys and Viva played air hockey, ping pong, and foosball. They built forts and had sword fights. No one got hurt. They did a good job of cleaning up after their chaos. Total success!