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    Does anyone else just not really enjoy playing with their kids? I just can't get into it.. I'm not a endless craft/sit down on the floor and lose hours playing kind of Mum.. Play is so important but I don't generally enjoy it that much. Any tips to learn to love it because I love my kids but just can't get that into the games.. I can for a short time but I get bored!

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    I am not great with playing either. I find my strength is actually caring for children rather than playing. I'm just not that sort of person. Don't feel bad about it.

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    Me. I rarely play with my kids. We "do stuff" (ie go to parks, museums, zoo etc) but I don't play. DH plays. I don't.

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    Default Bad Mum??

    I don't enjoy it. I love board games and taking my kids to the park. I like Lego, colouring in, baking, reading, but imaginary play? No way. I am hopeless and I find it boring.

    ETA - how old are your kids? My kids are 7, 5, 3 and my favourite games we play are avengers cards snap, memory, frozen board game (really simple for my 3 yo) Peppa pig guess who, dino meal, snakes and ladders, Uno, and loads more.
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    Yeah I hate it… I still do it every day since I know it's good for DS, but it's such a chore. The only thing I don't mind is wrestling/roughhousing, which luckily DS finds really fun too.
    I'm hoping it gets easier when he's a little bit older and we can build stuff with Lego and proper trains. Also hoping he takes after me with zero aptitude for imaginative play and would rather play by sorting and arranging the toys, I can get onboard with that!

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    I've never really enjoyed playing with DS (he is now 12) - I've always put it down to him being able to somehow turn everything around to cricket. Like others, I do stuff with him, at least until recently, and will sometimes play a board game with him but always find ways to get out of playing

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    I don't enjoy it.
    When the kids are older and can play better then I think it will be more fun. Normally I like board games, doing crafts, but I like doing and playing properly!

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    I don't either. Drives me nuts. Love going out, watching movies together, cooking together and Lego.

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    Default Bad Mum??

    I'm no good at imaginary play and don't find it fun. Unfortunately my 3 year old DS LOVES imaginary play and always wants me involved. I try not to spend all day at home if it's just him and I because we just drive each other mad over this.

    ETA I love board games, playing sports with him and taking him out places. It's just constant imaginary play that I find draining.

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    It's best when the kids have other kids to play with.


 

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