Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 10:34:08 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: New word? playdate
My kids have been playing with other kids for the past 10 years, but just
within the last year mothers have started saying "Let's arrange a playdate--"
a time when the kids can play. Even my daughter picked it up as a new term,
at least for our circle of friends. Is this really new or are we leading
I do not remember the exact term employed by the bulletin at my church, but
a new group is now meeting once a week in the middle of the day in the
middle of the week so that children who are at home with their mothers (how
do they afford this?) can meet together and play--just like "normal" kids
in day care/child care.
I would have appreciated this group in the summer when I was babysitting
and trying to finish my book with Barney blaring in the background four
times a day via direct satellite TV.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Office: Arts & Sciences 3-04
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu