26 March 2009

Playdate Cards

Is this beyond queer? My five year old has business cards - she calls them her "playdate" cards. Back before she started kindergarten last fall, I ordered them for "free" from VistaPrint (I had to pay about $5 for shipping). They've got her name and our home phone number at the top, and my name/cell/email, and Daddy's name/cell/email. I figured they'd be useful because she hadn't learned our phone number back then, and still hasn't. Furthermore, they kind of act like a family calling card, and it's the only business card I have that has my home phone number on it (my blog card doesn't have a phone number at all, and my office card has my office number).

23 comments:

Mayberry said...

I think it's smart. Does she use them?

KC said...

It's awesome! VistaPrint has totally hooked me up.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

I made AJ some business cards when he was 3-4. I had been printing up some for myself for a conference I was attending and he wanted some too. His read, "AJ Spy, Solar System Expert" (his obsession at the time) and we put his phone number on it too. He loved them. These days, the remaining few are used mostly as bookmarks.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My friend used to have cards that said:

Susan Wilson
I Stay Home, Ltd.

They cracked me up.

phd in yogurtry said...

We have the same. Bought from same place. A kid's card with all the pertinent phone numbers. Too many to remember, too long to give out to every parent for every playdate.

painted maypole said...

you're like the Moms I read about in magazines.

;)

and you have a blog card? I spend considerable energies making sure I don't mention my blog to pretty much anyone I know in person

i am very mary said...

I think it's adorable! And really, I think you're starting her off on the right foot for any future career.

flutter said...

I think it is a great idea :)

withoutarulebook said...

That's funny. On first read it seems strange - then on second it kind of makes sense. Especially for a young, social girl.

For my boys... not so much.

Mental P Mama said...

From what I've seen of her here, I think they are perfect. That girl is going places;)

Rachel said...

Totally queer.

Kidding! It's actually a good idea. Many a time I've dropped a kid off and had to jot down several numbers for the host.

de said...

it's OK, but I have a feeling that, around here at least, it would bring out the hate from the other mothers.

Kyla said...

I've heard of them, but no one around these parts actually has them. I think it is a good idea, though.

niobe said...

It's a great idea. Does she have her own email addy too?

LAS said...

What a cute and smart idea!

Furrow said...

Back in the day, my mom wouldn't even let us have shirts with our first names on them, because --theoretically -- someone might call out our names in public, pretending to know us, and abduct us.

Dang. The 80s were scary. People were putting razor blades in our Halloween candy and Russia could bomb us at any minute.

Does M carry around the cards, or do you keep them on you?

Woman in a Window said...

Nope, pretty sure that's weird. But then my weird is the new normal so don't listen to me.

Karen Hartzell, Graco said...

I think it's a great idea. I just won some free Moo cards and I may just do that with them. You made my day!

slouching mom said...

that cracks me up.

ozma said...

Man, that's brilliant.

I can see some parents getting scared. You know, the overeager playdate parent.

My husband is the one who sets up all the playdates. For some reason, most of the women are single moms. So he's got this cell phone full of single moms' phone numbers in it. (Also, they are young and a few are reasonably hot. It doesn't look good--is this how people get divorced?) Anyway, it would look a bit weird if he went around passing out cards or something. But it could be convenient, as he trolls for playdates.

Jill :) said...

Not at all weird. My son has some darling ones (also from VistaPrint) and he hands them out when he meets friends at camp/soccer teams/etc. he wants a playdate with. He asks me and then I hand one to him. It's either going to be a cute card or a piece of paper torn from a notebook with our name on it, so why not?

julochka said...

brilliant idea. i'm getting the child some Moo cards. for sure!

wheelsonthebus said...

brilliant