I start by saying something like, “my daughter was asking if they could get together with your child sometime. If you’re willing, do you want to trade numbers? That way, if we’re at the park or something sometime we can try to coordinate a play date.” But I have to say, I rarely actually chat it up with the parents. I’m pretty hands on, and not here to make friends with other parents, but instead to let my child be friends with who they want. If it’s a very good friend of my daughters, then I get to know the parents better. But she’s only 2 and I don’t think she’s really formed lasting friendships just yet.
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