Who is Bad Playdate?
Bad Playdate is a mom to two kids. She has been an Art Director in NYC for years having worked at a major NYC tabloid newspaper & celebrity gossip magazines.
When I was single, I went on bad dates. Now I go on hundreds of bad playdates with other moms and boy, are they freaking weird.
Weird like the time I went over to another woman’s house and watched in horror as her kids introduced my kids to the game of “poor” (“You be the poor kids and we’re the rich kids. Hey, poor kid! Go get my shoes! What’s that you said, poor kid? You can’t afford to take any vacation this year? Ha, ha!”)
Weird like a clearly anorexic mother who lives vicariously through her daughter by forcing her to eat several brownies and cupcakes in one sitting.
Weird like the mother who straps her child into a time-out chair … for the entire 2-hour playdate. Or the mother who invites me to a playdate to rake leaves.
Or the mothers who break down mid playdate and start bemoaning the sad state of their marriages.
I’ve seen it all — and have started badplaydate.com, an anonymous blog and Twitter feed (@badplaydate), where I chronicle each playdate.
There are plenty of educational parenting blogs out there. This isn’t one of them. It’s for the moms and dads in the back of the class, goofing off, throwing paper airplanes. You know who you are.
You can contact me here: email@example.com. I’m excited to talk with you!
Thank you for stopping by!
This blog is for entertainment purposes only. Bad Playdate is not providing professional advice.
© 2012-2013-2014 Bad Playdate. Unless otherwise noted, Bad Playdate is the copyright holder of the material in this blog and it may not be used, reprinted, or published without Bad Playdate’s prior written consent.
Bad Playdate reserves the right to publish submissions at its own discretion and reserves the right to use and modify submissions for clarity and grammar. When you submit your story you are granting Bad Playdate a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, adapt, publish, creative derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and delete such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. You represent and warrant that you have all of these rights to grant to Bad Playdate and that no other rights from any third party will be necessary. Subject to the foregoing, you retain the copyright in your submissions.
Bad Playdate will not share your email address or personal information.
Bad Playdate is not responsible for the content of user comments posted on Bad Playdate. Bad Playdate reserves the right to delete or refuse to publish any submissions at any time for any reason.