Here was my knee-jerk response: "Sweetie, I would love to help you get things setup, get your dolls out and stuff, but I'm not very good at playing pretend. I'm sure your little brother would love to be the daddy."
When it came out of my mouth, I know that it didn't sound mean, and it didn't seem to bother my daughter a bit, but as I sit here and type this, I find that it bothers me.
|Mmmmm! Waffles AND cabbage! Wow!|
And, I'm always looking for an excuse to go to the park or play outside, but is that enough? Well, I'll never know unless I try.
Starting today, I will try to follow the advise of my sweet, enthusiastic and playful friend, Carey Sue, and "Enter the spirit of the party!" in regards to playing pretend, whether it sounds fun to me or not!
And it looks like I'm going to get my chance. I've been invited to be the Dragon that guards the castle!
I'll let you know how it goes!