I Like You: It's Your Kid I Can't Stand

When you become a parent, you enter not only into the world of children, but also the parents of your children's friends, their teachers, sports coaches and the tangled web these networks weave. But there's another side too: knowing the parents first, before meeting their children. Getting on really well with a co-worker, neighbor or parent you talk to in the pick-up line outside school often leads to that (way overused) word: playdate. "Hey! We get along so well, we have so much in common and our kids the same age!...more