I am lucky in a way, DS 3.5 and DD 2 play together. But DS still prefers my company, it seems that he wants someone more knowledgable than himself to play with him so it's more entertaining.
I feel guilty if I don't. I work so much already and they don't go to school or preschool yet (will be going in 2 months), so whenever I get the chance to spend with them I try to play with them so I can teach them at the same time.
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11-08-2014 21:39 #11
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11-08-2014 22:00 #12
You are not a bad mummy. To curb the upset I would tell him from the start "mummy can play with you for 30 mins then she needs to go and do x job/s. I can play again when I am done." Then give him a 5 min warning before his time with you is up so he isn't taken by surprise. That should help him to understand that you cannot be with him 24/7.
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12-08-2014 13:17 #13
Wine!? Being undead!? Toy car massage!? You girls all crack me up!
I thought I was the only one that got bored playing toys, games, books, puzzles, drawing.
My DD is 2.5 and I think I play with her too much. I'd love to do more about the house / for myself, but DD is so clingy and tantrums so much, I give in and play or watch cartoons when we are at home.
12-08-2014 14:12 #14
I am so glad people can relate! I will discuss first with him that I can play for a set amount of time and then I need to work. I sort of do this now but he is very persuasive and will even follow me to another room and hold my hand and put a train in it!
I do drink wine Not while playing but it would be tempting!
Hm, train massages.....! Another good idea.
12-08-2014 17:48 #15
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12-08-2014 18:05 #16
I usually start an activity and play with them 10-15min. Then leave my two to play. But as my kitchen overlooks the playroom they are happy as I'm still around them.
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