Are you tired of polishing your trash cans and cleaning your baseboards before other people’s kids come to play? Take the Playdate Pledge, and pledge to be okay with letting other parents see that you don’t always keep things perfect. Embrace your clean enough, yet generally biohazard free house!
I hired Alex from Type A Calligraphy to help me with this, and she came up with a wonderful design for the Playdate Pledge (originally blogged by me in the fall of 2011). We have 5 different color combos for you to choose from, each sporting it’s own coffee ring stain to give it that extra oomph of authenticity and transparency. And they are all free for you to download and print!
Frame one for your playroom, pass them off to your moms group. Even better? Share it with that mom you just met who is graciously hosting you and your kids at her house next week BEFORE you get there. Let her know you can’t expect perfection from anyone else when you don’t want to live up to that yourself. I bet it’s a great icebreaker.
All you have to do to get one of your very own hi-res PDF images, suitable for printing up to an 8×10 (or 5, really) is head to my Facebook page and “like” me to unlock the free download. That’s it! If you already like me, you’re good to go.
Here are some low-res images of the rest of the color combos. Alex really did a beautiful job with this! I would be over the moon happy to see pictures of these displayed in your homes, so post them to my Facebook page if you want to share.
I really hope you enjoy this, that it brings a smile to your face. I ask that you PLEASE respect that these words are my words (and Alex’s design). Please don’t take them and re-post them without crediting me. Please don’t design your own image with these words. The Playdate Pledge is copyrighted work. That said, feel free to print as many of the images I provided you after you like my Facebook page, and tell your friends about it. Sharing, with credit, is caring, and I love you all for that! (Please no selling these images. Obviously.)