Do you find time to play with your child

@daliaj (5689)
India
October 26, 2009 10:52pm CST
Last evening, power went out for some time. I went to terrace because there is nice wind always. I saw a Mom playing with her five year old kid. I wonder if the parents in Mylot find some time to play with their kids even in the busy schedules of work. Do you find time to play with your children?
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20 responses
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
I try to play with my kids. My favorite game with my 3 year old is a game about kissing. I would tell him 'I don't like kisses, then he would try to kiss me. I would avoid it of course. He would pull my hair, my ears, and try his best to kiss me. For some reason, this always picks him up. Even if he just woke up, he likes playing this game.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Oct 09
Oh, that is a lovely game. I am imagining about that. I am sure that you like kisses from your kid and that is why you are playing this game. That is a very nice game to play with a three year old kid. Let me keep it in mind. I am yet to have kids. Thanks for the response.
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
Yes, I do find some time to teach and play together with my children. Sometimes, my youngest child love to dance and sing during my lesson time with him. We dance and sing together. We kick balls togther with our children. It is fun and de-stress when you are interacting and be with your children. It is important to spend time with them. We cannot get back the time that lost in the past. Our children are growing up to fast. Sylvia
@buping (954)
• China
29 Oct 09
hi dailaj, i do not have a kid right now, but i know i would have time to accompany my kid no matter how busy i am with my work. i can be busy with my work weekdays and make every effort on my work weekdays. but weekends are the time for my kid. kids need parents'care and accompany. more time be with parents, they know more about love from parents.
• Brunei Darussalam
28 Oct 09
Honestly theres a lot of time but for people like me working abroad and far away from my childrens are very hard to find time to play with them. I only have time when i go back to my country and i see to it that i use that time as much as possible to spend with my kids, because their growing up faster with out me. Haaaa I relly miss them so much. Talk to your child on phone or chat with them thru internet are things we can bo but for me i cannot say time to play with them.
@vikkiz (519)
28 Oct 09
I havnt got loads of time to play around with my child but we did have quite a funny race back from his grans tonight, I felt like such a plonker running round the streets, comentating on how the race was going lol! He really enjoyed himself though. I try to play with my son whenever i can but hes quite happy to play by himself if im really busy.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Every single day of my fatherhood, I always find a way to play with them. I have to change my work schedule from the morning shift so that I can be at home before 5PM. This way, I can still have lots of time with my family and my children. My children too are always looking forward for my presence at home. Of course, there's always some exceptions like when rendering overtime and other work related stuffs, but I make it sure that I would make up the next time around.
@mommaj (22778)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I make time everyday to play with my kids. I usually watch tv with the two of them and then one plays on the computer and I play with the youngest. When the youngest goes to bed or the oldest just wants to play, I will play with her.
@mylo2008 (55)
• United States
27 Oct 09
As a parent, even when you do not feel like playing with your child or children you must find the time to do so. Interaction is so important in a young child's life. We can not always leave it up to the t.v. or others to entertain our kids. These are memorable times and you want your kids to remember the good times they had with you.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I dont a child of my own but I do have a niece and nephew. I consider them also my children. Eventhough they are not my children, I always find quality time with them especially during my vacation. I do join them in their playtime and we watch the television all together.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hi daliaj, Yes, definitely. I like playing games with my two kids (age: 10 and 6), or if they wanna play just among the two of them, I'm there to watch and listen while they enjoy their game. This also our bonding time.
• United States
27 Oct 09
my husband and i have become so adapt to playing with our two boys it is ridiculous. It just happens. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that Dillon and Ayden are so funny. You cant help but want to play with them. We play atleast 3 times a day. But i will admit i do get tired fast, but my husband just loves to play with his boys and it the other way around. My 5 year old is anxiously waiting for the school bell to ring so he can do his homework only so that he can play with his daddy. And my 1 year old, well as soon as he hears the keys in the door he immediately jumps out of bed and starts running toward the living room ready wrestle.
@akotalagato (1335)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
yes i try to find time to play with my son. he is always looking for ways to distract me from my work so that we could play. since i work at home, i am around my son 24 hours a day. sometimes he keeps quite and lets me work if he knows i am working on something important but most of the time, he just keeps on calling me to get my attention. i want to spend as much time with him while he is young because when he grows up, he will have his own friends and then i would have plenty of time for myself by then. but right now, i want to enjoy our times together when his world still revolves around me.
@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Yes, when i go back from my office to my home, i give time to my daughter. She waits for my return and the moment i enter, she rushes to me and embraces me. I accompany her till she goes for sleep. Being a father or mother, once you give time or play with your kid, that helps them in good grooming.
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 09
no matter how busy my work, I always took myself to play with my kids. For me, the child is a medicines reliever stress of work and I found a new passion for running my activities. Every Saturday and Sunday or holidays, I do not accept the job despite my clients urging to work. For me, time with children is precious time that should not be overlooked simply because busy making money
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
When I get home from work, my kids always swarm around me like bees but sometimes i have this guilt feeling that I don't spend a lot of time with them. They're still asleep when i go to work and they usually see on the evening which to me is very limited. But I try to make up for it during weekends but as adults we tend to tire easily with kids stuff and we have other things to do during week ends so it tends to limit your time with the kids. Cheers!
@Sreekala (23347)
• India
27 Oct 09
Hi dalia, Playing with our kids is very important and now a days parents are busy and don’t have much time to spend with their kids. It is not necessary to find a particular time for playing with them instead we can make the time we spend with them is playful and making fun. For e.g., at the time bath, time of eat etc. if the kid is refused to eat then either we can say a story or can sing a song then the child’s mouth will open automatically and he/she can enjoy that time and will eat too. I am following this method. The funny thing is when my 8 year old explained about his school day, the younger (2 ½ year) is also coming fast and imitating his brother, and saying something with actions, so that he won’t go beyond and get the attention too.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 Oct 09
hi daliaj. Saturdays and Sundays are the most common time to play with kids. And even in weekdays, we can still play. My kids usually goes to bed too late at night, so we still find some times to play, instead of watching tv shows. I have these two youngest sons, aged 2 and 6, and they are so playful. you can't resist to play with them when they start to cuddle you, specially the younger kid.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
27 Oct 09
I like to play some indoor games with my kids,if they had completed their home works soon.Otherwise playing is restricted to holidays alone.And we don't have much room to play games in our house or in our street.So,if there is time,I will take them out for a bike ride or a walk.Anyhow,we have to spare some time for our kids which increases the intimacy.Cheers!
• India
27 Oct 09
Yes we had time to play with our child.After coming from office i will talk with my daughter and play with her for a whil and do my work.I can have some more time to spend time with my child is on sundays.we play some games with her and make her happy.we all go for outing on sundays so that we can spend happily sometime together.What about you?Do you have time to spend with your child?
• United States
27 Oct 09
I play with my two boys from the moment I get home from work until they go to bed at night. We are always having fun together and I never just sit them in front of the TV. I figure my time for me is after they are asleep. On the weekends we always are finding new things to do to have adventures. I think it is important to cherish the moments when they are young and to foster a loving environment that makes them feel safe so when they are teenagers they have trust in you and your parenting style.