As I walk down the sidewalk of my San Francisco neighborhood, nothing tells me that Halloween is around the corner more than the cute kids pre-dressed in their costumes. Halloween is a huge deal in the city, mostly in part due to the adult celebrations held throughout the city, but more importantly due to the array of children hunting the streets for chocolate goodness. This Halloween, check out one of these five neighborhoods to take your child trick-or-treating in San Francisco:
We went to San Francisco this weekend and while we usually don't make plans, I wanted to share some of the activities that we do while in San Francisco.
I believe that a lot of parents avoid travel to bid cities with children because they do not feel that the children can handle the trip, but I beg to differ. You can take the city by storm with your children, seeing adult and kid stuff.
Here is what you need to bring with you to survive the trip:
Five Places to Visit in San Francisco with Your Kids:
Not only do these regions offer a energy outlet for your children, but you can enjoy the scenery and entertainment of each region.
Playdates can be awkward, but they don't have to be. And they can definitely be a disaster without the proper decorum understood by both parents and children involved. As a "strict" mother that expects manners from my child, I can find it hard to agree on playdates because many children that I have met as total assholes. Yup. I said it. They have no manners. They fuck up everything and their parents shrug it off.
No way. I am sorry, but when I was a child, I was expected to be on my best behavior. Clean up shit when I was done with it. Don't trash the bedroom. Don't color on the walls. Ask nicely for something to eat or drink. When did we stop doing this? Teaching our children courtesy and decorum? Having to clean up and be polite does't mean "no fun at all."
Of course, on occasion, I accept a playdate offer, but always make sure that the playing grounds are neutral. If it is held at my house, I politely inform that mother/father of our house rules...and if that isn't something the child can abide by, then we shouldn't have it in my home.
Either way, I like to make suggestions or offer fun activities that involve the whole group (of course, the parents get some non-kid time). Read below to find out great ways to have playdates without impeding upon anybody's preferences/rule/neuroticisms.
Before we moved, we had some really wonderful friends. During the summer we went up to their grandparent's home that had a pool. That was the start of learning how to swim. Mark and Cindy were kind and bought swim floaters for the girls. It made swimming safe, fun and really exciting!
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