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When can I invite anohter child home for tea?

(10 Posts)
LynetteScavo Thu 10-Sep-09 22:05:06

DS has been at his new school for 3 days. He wants to invite a boy I his clas home for tea.

Would it be a bit freakish to invite someone so soon? (ie tommorow)

How long should I leave it?

How come a grown woman with 3DC's does not know the etiquette on this??? hmm

deepdarkwood Thu 10-Sep-09 22:06:30

I'd make a friendly overture, but maybe not expect things to happen straight away....

alittleteapot Thu 10-Sep-09 22:15:01

Why don't you just tell the boy's mum that your ds has said this - it's very sweet and you can make light of it whilst paving the way to make a proper plan when everyone feels ready.

Overmydeadbody Thu 10-Sep-09 22:21:02

Talk to the boy's mum tomorrow. Make friends with her. Find out her name etc and mention that you'd like her son to come over to play sometime next week.

I'd say it's never too soon.

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Sep-09 10:15:19

OK, this boy is collected by his (rather lovley looking) dad.

I have no idea what to say to start the converstaion!

Pleas help me!

bidibidi Mon 14-Sep-09 10:37:15

"Hi. My son really likes your son and we wondered if he would like to come play at ours some time."
(If reply is positive)
"Do you think he'd be up for staying for tea, too? We usually eat about X pm and I could bring him back to yours by X pm, would that work?"

Any good?

kreecherlivesupstairs Mon 14-Sep-09 10:51:56

and (to the rather good looking dad), would you like to join us too?
how come my dd's friends fathers are all Swiss gnomes?

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Sep-09 11:16:33

grin at Swiss gnomes.

You make it sound so easy bidibidi.

I shall use your words and report back this PM. smile

LynetteScavo Mon 14-Sep-09 16:13:38

I did it!

He shook my hand.

I sugested X caome over next week.

I gave him a card with my details on.

His wife will contact me.

I talked a lot of nervous jibberish.

He must think I'm a wally. blush

bidibidi Mon 14-Sep-09 17:17:32

Good 4 U, LS.
Not least because you got to shake hands with Dishy Dad. .

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