He is a brilliant dad and when he is home he feeds, baths, dresses DD and does more than his share of cleaning and nappy changes. But he doesn't really play or talk to DD much. His idea of reading her a book is to put her in his lap with a book and then randomly turn the pages while he fiddles with his phone or laptop.
He has been like it since DD was born and I kind of didn't say much because it is quite hard to engage and have a conversation with a newborn, but DD is two now and wants to interact with everybody.
Yesterday I asked DH to play with DD while I did a big clean out of her room. I handmade playdoh in different colours and set up and area for them to play. I thought it would be easy for him if I gave him a structured activity to do with her. Ten minutes later she was under my feet and bored. When I went to see where DH was he hadn't even realised she had walked off because he was reading the paper!
He says he needs space for himself sometimes as he works hard, heck so do I so I get that. But how do I talk to him about it without him getting defensive?