I don’t know about you, but I love play dates. Get my kids in a room with a few other little people and a whole new set of toys and they are in toddler heaven–and I get to kick back and enjoy a few minutes of grown-up chit-chat. Everybody wins.
But despite how much I enjoy my kids’ play dates, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to having a small fantasy of going on an A-list play date. Ok, it’s more than small. It’s huge. It’s actually gigantic. I have even separated my fantasy play date wish list into two categories: kids I think my kids would enjoy (The Affleck girls, Apple and Moses Martin) and play dates that would only serve the purpose of my own fascination (Suri Cruise, of course).
Sadly, it seems that celebrity kids may stick to their own kind. So which star kids (and their parents!) have been spotted keeping company together?
Francesca Bateman and Frances Pen Benioff
Amanda Peet escorted daughter Frances and her little buddy—Jason Bateman’s daughter, Francesca—to a Los Angeles playground for a playdate a few months ago. The similarly-named girls are about six months apart in age, and were spotted enjoying a picnic together, riding a toy truck and enjoying all around playground goodness while their moms looked on. No signs of them braiding each others hair or taking about which cute boys they like yet, but give them a few years and we bet that’ll come.
Sadie and Sunny Sandler, Sunday Kidman Urban and August, Stella and Grace Matthews
The Hawaii film set of Just Go With It is fast becoming a mini-version of Romper Room, with stars Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Dave Matthews all bringing their kids to the set for playtime. And with August Matthews, Sunny Sandler and Sunday Urban all around the two year mark, give or take a few months, there is plenty of kiddie bonding going on. And of course, with Adam Sandler being an overgrown kid himself, I expect he is joining right in.
Olive Cohen and Harlow Madden
Apparently, Nicole Richie and Isla Fisher have their budding ballerinas enrolled in the same dance class! Can you imagine the cuteness of seeing these two crashing all over the studio in their matching haute couture tutus?
Violet and Seraphina Affleck, Isabella and Gia Damon
The Afflecks and Damons may live on opposite coasts, but Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have known each other forever, and their families have been spotted vacationing together. It probably helps that Violet and Isabella are close in age, as are Seraphina and Gia. Matt and Luciana Damon recently announced they have another baby on the way, and it has been rumored that the Afflecks may be sporting a bun in the oven, too. Wouldn’t that be convenient?
Apple and Moses Martin, Rocco, David and Mercy Ritchie, and Miller, Bailey and Beckett Wills
This has got to be a three-martini play date, no? I just picture Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Stella McCartney sending their kids down the basement like our parents used to, and spending the afternoon sipping cocktails. Although with Gwyneth Paltrow admitting that her afternoon beverage of choice is a kale smoothie, I’m hoping they meet up at Madonna’s house. I’ll bet ol’ Madge mixes a pretty stiff drink.
Know of any other celebrity kids who mix it up together? Let us know!
Photos 1, 3, 5: INFPhoto.com
Photos 2, 4: Pacific Coast News