Single Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Obviously I am all hyped that Cyndi Lauper is coming to town for a concert in a month’s time.  My  clandestine adoration for this 80’s shrill-voiced pop star just can’t help but make itself manifest through the title of this blog post.  Although what I really want to write about is how my single, sibling-less daughter sometimes finds that mommy just doesn’t quite cut it in the fun department.

No matter how hard I try, my girl sometimes thinks I’m not fun enough.  I dance and prance to Katy Perry, but it doesn’t take long before she gives me the displeased Simon Cowell look.  I put on a Barbie stage play in true Broadway fashion, but after half an hour, my daughter rolls her eyes in boredom.  The thrill factor of playing with mom suddenly takes an inevitable nosedive.

I guess kids like her simply yearn to play with another living and breathing entity with pretty much the same height, weight and food preferences.  I wish it were as simple as going on Amazon and finding someone for her to play with for a couple of hours.

This is where play dates come in handy.  Arranging for her to meet up and play with other kids her age can be quite taxing for a parent, though.  Scheduling a play date is almost as difficult as getting tickets to a Justin Bieber (for lack of knowledge of a more popular 2012 pop star, I picked him) concert.  Other kids- and their parents- have their own thing going. If it’s not after-school soccer, it’s Spanish language classes.

So maybe that’s a good reason to get my kid a pet?  If finally gets that puppy she’s been bugging me to get her, she won’t get bored and develop in her a sense of responsibility from caring for another living creature.  At least that’s easier than getting her a sister or brother.


About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Hahah, my daughter hates playing with me. She tells me that I am boring and daddy is much more fun. -_-

    I’ve never tried Zumba, I hear only good things about it though. Too bad my gym doesn’t offer a class. But hey, yoga is harder than people think. I was sore later from that class!

  2. Punta kayo montalban sandamakmak ang bata dun hehe

  3. I’m dying to try zumba as much as I am dying to go backt yoga but I just have no time for now.

    I agree, sometimes it is hard to schedule playdate… and for me, the actual challenge is to find someone to have playdate with. LSP doesn’t go to daycare so we don’t know much parents/kids to have a playdate with :-(

    Spanish Pinay

  4. It sure would be nice if we could just order playdates on Amazon! Great idea maybe you should contact them about it! :)

  5. You sound like a super fun mom, but yeah, kids just prefer playing with other kids. Playdates should be available on Amazon or at the grocery store, gym and convenient locations rather than in your home so you don’t have to clean the house and make snacks. Are there any classes at the community centre you can put your daughter in while you work out/shop/grab a coffee (insert something fun here)?

  6. Hmmm… A pet will definitely keep her entertained for a while. It’s certainly easier than creating a human but it’s almost like taking care of another human. Our dog is our other child. She totally prepped us for motherhood.

  7. skip the pet. Playdates are a tough to make work, but I think worth the trouble. Seems sometimes like having 2 kids is easier than one because they play together. They fight too, but it’s nice that they have someone to entertain them, even if it is wrestling. Have fun at Cyndi:)

  8. Pepper, martial arts seem to be a good choice if she’s the sporty type.

    “Time After Time” and “True Colors” are my all time favorites from Cyndi Lauper :-)

  9. Anne @ GreenEggs&Moms says

    We can have a play date but I have a son so I’m not sure he’ll enjoy playing with dolls. Scratch that! I’m SURE he wont. :)

  10. Sedge | noob-dad says

    Sounds like your million dollar idea. Create the Play Date social network. Get people all over the world to sign up to find local activities for their kids and keep up to speed on their new friends.

    Then after a few years, simply sell out and let private industry buy all your sensitive user data. Brilliant!

  11. Samantha Bangayan says

    Haha! I can see what you mean! My niece is only 1.5yo and her face brightens in a way that it doesn’t with any other when she sees someone her age. =) The pet is a great idea!

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