Playdates | Sockskating | Frog Pond Ice Show | ScratchJr

November 30, 2017 in #community #events | | | Share on Google+

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving?

Some of the families, especially immigrant families, told me about how they had a wonderful time as they hosted their extended family from around Boston and beyond, how rare it is to have the whole family together. Others told me about their FriendsGiving where just about every friend is from a different country or have a different heritage. :)

O and yes, our fried turkey turned out very well. And my daughter also lobbied hard for us to have a gingerbread turkey. ;)

We also checked out the ice-skating path and holiday market at the City Hall Boston Winter. Just beware parking isn't easy.

This week is the opening of sock-skating and there's also an ice skating show. If all that talk of skating sounds fun, you might want to check out the ice-skating classes on Yana. And for those of you into skiing lessons, we also have those listed.

Playdate Arranging

Now that the weather's cold and there are fewer cool festivals, playdates have become more important. Over the long weekend we also did some playdates for our kids. Is it just me or does it take some work to arrange playdates?

It's hard to know who's around and available. I do feel lucky that given my daughter's in her 2nd year of school, and my son's in 3rd grade, we know some families that we feel comfortable asking. Back when it was all new, it can be intimidating! :)

Then it often takes a while to hear back from a parent about availability, or who wants to host whom. And I feel bad if due to schedule, we can't meet up with a family. (That could just be me.) Then, if you get a few no's, it's hard to ask again.

When I polled a group of moms, everyone agree it'll be nice to get together more often. And when it works out, it's awesome! My kids always rank hanging out with friends as their favorite part of the weekend, and I also usually enjoy talking and meeting up with parents. Definitely beats sitting at home trying to entertain my kids.

Would be nice if we all have a social secretary to take everyone's availability and interest and work it out among themselves and just tell us where to show up/when and who's gonna be there. :) Who agrees playdate arranging is a pain and would like to give some feedback/suggestions on making it easier?

Weekend Events

Snowmazing! Sock Skating

Skate with your socks in an alpine village and enjoy holiday fun with music, games, and the Museum Elves.
Thursday, 10am - 1/28, Boston Children's Museum

Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and Tree Lighting

Join The Skating Club of Boston at The Boston Common Frog Pond for a FREE figure skating ice show featuring national an...
Thursday, 5pm, Boston Common Frog Pond

Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lightings

For the 22nd year, the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour will continue the festive tradition of lighting holiday trees whi...
Friday, 5:30pm - Sun., Boston

Light Up Seaport

Please join us to celebrate the most magical season of the year at the Seaport?s Second Annual Tree Lighting Event, Lig...
Friday, 6pm, Seaport Common

Boston Winter

Celebrate the Grand Opening of ?Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank? ?Tis the season to celebrate with shopping a...
Saturday, 11am - 2/25, One City Hall Plaza, Boston

Blink! Light & Sound Show

An all-new Holiday Blink! show will light up the Marketplace for five weeks beginning November 29, 2017 through January...
Saturday, 12pm, Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Holly-Day on the Harbor!

This holiday season Atlantic Wharf will be hosting the 3rd Annual ?Holly-Day on the Harbor? on Saturday, December 2nd f...
Saturday, 12pm, Atlantic Wharf, Boston

Free Santa Photo!

Santa has a very special gift for all the good girls and boys. CambridgeSide will be offering FREE photo with Santa Nov...
Sunday, 10am - 12/24, CambridgeSide

ScratchJr Family Day

Events is targeted for children ages 5-7 and their families to come together to make creative projects through programm...
Sunday, 2pm, Evelyn Pitcher Curriculum Resource Lab, Medford


ZooLights is set to once again dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season. Stroll along tree-lined paths lit by th...
Friday 12/08, 5pm - 12/31, Stone Zoo

November 30, 2017 in #community #events | | | Share on Google+