Monday, December 7, 2009
Never Stop Playing
Last night we had a dinner party with some 6 friends. Friends that didn't have any children. As I was preparing the girls for the evening (warning/begging/pleading for them to behave)
I had this actual conversation with Miss A
A: Why do adults like to talk so much?
Me: We just do
A: Why? Why do you like to talk
Me: Well there comes a time when you prefer to talk to your friends rather than just play with them
A: I will NEVER stop playing
A: You never want to play mummy
Me: Sure I do
A: Some people play tennis
Me: I don't have a tennis racquet or a court
A: Well just go to one
so ok busted I dont like to play with my kids - and now I have a baby to feed every 3 hours it seems like I am merely a spectator these days. There has been WAAAAYYYYY too much tv watching and being on the computer (can I help it if I am talented enough to be able to breastfeed and type on the computer at the same time - Might as well do two things at once, no?)
I want to get them to the age where we can do things together without too much disaster.
But that would mean playing with them now, so they might actually want to be with me later.
Now.. don't get me wrong.. I am silly... I like to muck around....I read and sing to my kids every night... but I am going to have to make a more structured goal to play with my children more.
Should be easy since School Holidays start next week.
6 LONG WEEKS of playing
These thoughts made me think of a fantastic post by BEV about Avoiding Motherhood
Who would do such a thing?? Oh thats right.. ME ..... go read it :)