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Going to the park with your child/ren

Do you actually play with them or sit on the side and watch them play?


I play with my kids!! But i see so many moms & dads who just sit there looking adgitated.

 
Mrs_Harsh

Asked by Mrs_Harsh at 8:37 AM on Apr. 6, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (14)
  • I turn into a big kid. Just taught the kids how to play 4 square this weekend.
    Nickcole23

    Answer by Nickcole23 at 8:53 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I do both..if it is just the kids and I then we usually play together or sometimes I sit on the swing and watch them. If we are with a group of friends then I usually talk with the moms while the kids play with their friends so it really depends.
    cornflakegirl3

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:44 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Ive done both
    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 8:47 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Hubs plays with them for a while, I sit and watch; but I'm not agitated at all.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 8:56 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I try to play as much as I can but I have a bad back. If I look agitated it's because I want to be out there with him. We can only go out when my husband is done with work because I can't keep up with him myself. Usually I'll be taking pictures and being as involved as I can. Believe me I've seen parents who could care less but don't be so quick to judge before talking to a parent. They just might be going through something like me.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 8:58 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I am usually running after them trying to take pictures. lol I play more with my 1 1/2 year old. My boys are 3 and 4 and are really into playing their own imaginative games with each other. On the ride or walk home I then get a recap of what "happened" to them at the park.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 8:50 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Now that my kids are a little older, I let them play on the playground while I walk or run the trails around the park. When they were younger, I would play with them some, but also sit on the bench and watch them play some too. I don't think I ever looked agitated about it though ;-)
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 8:51 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • My Dh and I both play with our children. we are a hands on close family!
    momto4girzls

    Answer by momto4girzls at 8:58 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • If there are other kids there for DD to play with, I'll sit back and let her play with her peers. If there aren't other kids, I will play with her.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 9:02 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • My husband and I take turns playing with our son since we have a baby too. So I would sit with the baby first and then My husband will just swap with me!
    momavanessa

    Answer by momavanessa at 9:06 AM on Apr. 6, 2011