Watching Caillou with Steph the other day, I kept hearing his mom and dad say they are too busy to play. I felt so bad for a cartoon character. No one could take a couple minutes to play with him. I always make a point of not saying "I'm busy" to Steph. If she wants to do something while I am in the middle of something I can't stop (cutting meat for dinner, etc) I will tell her we can do it as soon as I am done with xxxx.