Monday, March 24, 2014

I Hate to Play

There's a lot of things about motherhood that I love, like reading books, going to the park, going out for ice cream, play dates, puzzles, board games, movie night, snuggles, arts and crafts...a ton of things. But there's one thing I really hate to do and that's imaginative play. 

I love that Isabella has such a great imagination and I love that she uses that imagination to create magical worlds full of dragons and princesses and talking snowmen. I love that loves to play school or doctor or chef. But I don't love to play those games with her. 

Call me what you will, judge me if you must but I can never keep up with the constant rule changing. I never do it right and she inevitably gets pissed off at me. "Mommy you're not a dragon anymore now you're an evil queen." 

Also, I always have to be the douche bag character. I never get to be someone good or normal because she wants all of those roles. And sometimes I just don't feel like crawling on the floor pretending to be a puppy. My knees hurt and my back hurts. 

So what's your take on this? Am I the worlds worst mother or am I in good company? 


Tamara Camera said...

I don't know if it's good company, but you have company with me.
I'm often the evil stepmother or that heinous fake mother in Rapunzel.
And she insults everything I do. "No. That's not what you do."
Then I get annoyed and say she's ruining the whole point of imaginative play if she's going to dictate everything I do, say, think.

jeanette lundgren said...

I have one daughter and two sons. My daughter loves to play dolls and "house" and there is no more pure form of torture to me than inventing dialog with barbies. Sigh. Those days are just gone. You are a wonderful mother. You need to do what the rest of us do - invite over a playmate or perhaps a sibling!!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I'm not a fan of playing either. But my daughter sort of makes me.

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