I'm taking a risk here, but to tell you the truth, I don't like to "play." I don't enjoy pretending with Barbies or playing house or playing school. I can do it for a few minutes but that is the extent of my "play" with those kinds of imaginative activities.
Bad mom? Maybe.
I don't mind making train tracks, creating marble runs, building forts, or playing outside. Those activities are more my style, and I can do that for hours. Maybe this is because I enjoyed such activites when I was a child. I wasn't into Barbies much or playing make believe.
I hope I'm not a bad mom, but I let the girls play "make believe" on their own time.
I don't know if I am alone here or not, or if some other moms out there feel the same way. Sometimes I feel guilty like I don't "play" enough with my girls, and a bunch of negative thoughts creep in.
I want to be a good mom, but I just am not good at playing "make believe." I'll have to make an effort to work on it, but no promises.
Ahh, motherhood. It is a journey.