Let’s pretend

I often berate myself for not spending enough time just playing with Ellie – I all too often let life get in the way. That email won’t get typed, that floor won’t get cleaned and that meal certainly won’t get cooked if I’m playing! I’m pretty sure this is something other parents can relate to, isn’t it?

What I find even more interesting is that when I do play with Ellie it tends to be doing jigsaws, arts and crafts, writing and very ‘practical’ things. It’s that moment when I hear ‘oh mummy, let’s pretend to be…’ that I can honestly say makes me wonder what jobs I should be finding to do. I’m aware this is a terrible confession, but it’s true.

So the other day when Ellie asked me to ‘pretend to be vets’, I decided this was something I could definitely do and that I really should give it a go. She also followed her invite with ‘you don’t have to do anything really’ in order to encourage me to get involved – proof if ever that I don’t always find enough time to just play and a definite challenge!

We ended up with phones to call each other and some very funny conversations, six animal customers with multitudes of problems and a whole lot of laughter and fun. We probably played the game for 20 minutes or so at most but it was a this was a successful play time together and I am officially chuffed. I even managed to take some photos!

vets 1

vets 2

So whilst I might not be great at playing let’s pretend games, and I might choose colouring over them in a heartbeat, this post is proof that I can do it and that when I do, it’s actually rather fun.

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10 thoughts on “Let’s pretend

    1. Sharon Saunders Post author

      Hi Richard – thanks for dropping in and for your comment. Glad you think the blog title is appropriate – it’s really important to me’! See on twitter again soon!

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  1. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    Pretend games are the best! Grace and I used to play ‘friend mums’ and she would be in the back of the car driving hers and I would be in the front driving mine – and we were taking our kids to school! This is so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo

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  2. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    A great part of learning, imagination and growing up to play games like this, often if my kids had friends over they would play pretend games together. Well done for getting involved. #Sharewithme

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    1. Sharon Saunders Post author

      I’m starting the block building phase again soon which I’m currently excited about but no doubt will be more than done with when we move on! lol Thanks for reading. x

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  3. Jenny

    OH yes hunny we are all in the same boat here for sure. I don’t have time to play all day with my tots but when I do I make a big deal of it. Life is busy and things won’t do it themselves. You have done lovely here. Happy New year and hope to see you again soon. #sharewithme

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