My kids have really been into playing "house" lately.
There are three main reasons I'm not such a huge fan of the game.
Reason #1: Whenever my kids play house, someone pretends to be a baby. And that baby always cries. A lot. I have enough crying at my house. I don't need someone to pretend too. It hurts my ears.
Reason #2: The "mom" and "dad" are always saying things like this to the "children."
"STOP THAT! GO TO SLEEP! DON'T CRY! I SAID RIGHT NOW! DON'T YOU DARE! GET IN BED!"
Now where in the world did they get the idea that is how parents talk to their kids? gulp.
Reason #3: It's confusing for me. I can never figure out who my kids are talking to when they are saying, "mom. Mom. MOM!"
When I do answer them, I usually get this: "No Mom. YOU'RE the daughter."
Oh. I'm the daughter. Does that mean that I get to lay around all day, watch cartoons, get fed, eat popsicles, not do laundry or dishes, and take a nap?
Hmmmm. Maybe I like this game of house after all!