I'm feeling the need to add a couple of post scripts to the last post.
1. I was not referring to one play date in particular. These were more observations I have made over the last 11 years.
2. There are different rules for people you know very well (i.e. cousins, best friends, people who understand your idiosyncrasies, etc.).
3. It sounds like I have a lot of support for my rules!! Let's start a movement. How about Occupy Playground?? (Weak, I know)....