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Is that even allowed?

 

A dad who sometimes picks his kids up from school same time as me..... I noticed him way back beg of school year. No ring. Always by himself. Always so easy going and interactive with the kids. (Ex: sit down and join an activity with them instead of rushing them out the door.)

 

So - Anyway never even tried to talk to him. I'd say I seen him a handfull of times.

 

Until today. Today, over a matter of 5 minutes in a hallway with some kids and parents and school counselors, he kept staring. Seemed he was stalling his kids too. Huge smiles. Bright eyes. I said hi - how are you? Good good good.... Gah! They went to their car, we went to ours. He stopped his car to say Merry Christmas.

 

Long story short. I want to know..... what are the rules for this? I mean is it at all acceptable if we happen to be arriving at the same time and before we go into the school to chit chat? Or is that weird? Anyone else met another parent / dated another parent?

 

I hope I don't seem creepy. Give me credit, I really didn't pay him any attn when I've seen him before. It was him today that was all smiley.

 

Hmmmmmm - Maybe I should list a "missed connections" on Craigslist!!!!! lol

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i think you should just ask him about anything. maybe ask something about his kid. ask him what they did for the holidays (when you see him again). or just ask how his holidays went. if he says, 'my gf and i took my kid skiing', well, there's your answer and you can move on. i think the key is just to say something, ANYTHING. and look really hot when picking up your kids!!!!! (i know that you will )

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lol I think I'm blushing. Is it this or the wine?

 

Yeah Kaotic - Know what you mean. If the same situation happened today without the kids, with the way he was so smiley, lingering, eyeing, I so would've talked him up! With kids around! No way!

 

Annie - I typically don't have a problem introducing myself to the other parents. Or talking about just anything. When he stopped and said Merry Christmas, I yelled (he was a bit away and I was leery of walking up to the car with he and his kids in it,) You too! And then I asked if his kids were going to be at the program next week. He responded "church?" I said, no, no.... the afterschool program during the holiday. He said no but they will the following week.

 

He was still so smiley. I'm such a dork.

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Are your kids close in age? Do they seem like they are friends? You know what I'm getting at... "play dates" hehe. At my brother's school, they have a phone directory with each kid's parents names & numbers. If your kids know his kids' names (and you have said directory) you could see if his name is listed by itself

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Cute! I think I just saw a movie about this...or maybe it was a book? Anyway, I don't think there are rules. Like...I don't think the PTA bans parent-to-parent dating, or that the principal will rush out and put you in joint detention, lol...although that might be quite fun!

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Are your kids close in age? Do they seem like they are friends? You know what I'm getting at... "play dates" hehe. At my brother's school, they have a phone directory with each kid's parents names & numbers. If your kids know his kids' names (and you have said directory) you could see if his name is listed by itself

 

Yikes! The director said as they were saying goodbye "and good bye to the ___Family Name." I asked my daughter if she knows any Last Name and she said yeah. I don't have that directory but maybe could get hold of one. I will definitely wait til I've seen him again though.

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I don't think there's a wrong time or place... I just wouldn't read too much into the ring thing. My parents have been married for 36 years and my Dad never even got a ring because he doesn't like them. I also have a couple of couple friends (who are married) who don't wear rings because they don't want to be defined by their marital status.

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KB - I never dress down like this. Figures today I'd see him. Heck maybe it was a good thing - maybe I was more relaxed being dressed down. ? Who knows.

 

Shika! Great, great point! With that thought, scratch the ever getting the number out of the directory!

 

Shall wait and see. I just wondered if there were rules on this (not set but personal thoughts on..) On another note, there was a guy last year or the year before that I seen at the school. He pulled up next to me at a stop sign and insisted on giving me his number. Probably one of the worst dates I ever had.. but it was interesting.

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KB - I never dress down like this. Figures today I'd see him. Heck maybe it was a good thing - maybe I was more relaxed being dressed down. ? Who knows.

 

Shika! Great, great point! With that thought, scratch the ever getting the number out of the directory!

 

Shall wait and see. I just wondered if there were rules on this (not set but personal thoughts on..) On another note, there was a guy last year or the year before that I seen at the school. He pulled up next to me at a stop sign and insisted on giving me his number. Probably one of the worst dates I ever had.. but it was interesting.

i think it was a good thing. dressed down= more approachable

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