I have a 23 month old son, and over the last year or so I have had recurring problems with the dreaded Mummy Guilt. If I am playing blocks with my son, I am bored after 10 minutes (and who over the age of 5 can comfortably sit on a wooden floor for longer than this?!). If he plays with them while I sit next to him and read (and yes, I do chat to him constantly and always seem to know when he is trying to show me something, so I react to him as well), then I feel guilty. So either way I am not enjoying myself, which I know is silly, but I seem to be of the impression that all the other mums out there are happily playing lego all morning without taking a break!
We do things like read all the time, he chats to me heaps, is good at letting me know the instant he is bored, we go to the park, dance together with the wiggles, and he goes to a great daycare centre where they do heaps of fun kids games as a group, so all the signs show he is a happy boy getting enough attention, but it seems I still feel guilty all the time! My husband will watch tv with him for ages and not feel bad, so it must be a mum thing! What do you guys do with your kids - are you always doing "their stuff", or do you sit with them and occasionally join in with their games, but also do your own thing? Am I being unrealistic, or do parents really spend all day doing baby stuff?