Wow. So many people hate pretend. I love playing cars and animals, building block houses and the coolest train tracks ever. My DH and I built a cool train track after bedtime one night.
But then again, my family had tons of model trains when I was a kid.
I don't much like cooking because DS eats all the ingredients, but otherwise it's fun. So is playing bubbles in the sink. DS also walks freely in the grocery and "helps" me shop. We count peaches and throw things into the cart. Sometimes it doesn't work, but I can't imagine doing it otherwise.
I also love to sing and dance and do crafts, but DS doesn't let me sing, or he only lets me sing this one song that I hate. I hate going out to eat also. I never get to enjoy it like I think I should.
I don't do day trips. More than 20 min in the car makes me really cranky. I don't do bedtime routines either, although putting DS to bed usually takes up to an hour anyway.
I think I will hate reading aloud as well. I have a mother (who I think is dyslexic) who ALWAYS reads EVERYTHING aloud, even when I am sitting right next to her trying to read it myself. I think listening to a kid dragging on and mispronouncing everything will drive me batty.
I also don't know how people listen to their kids use bad grammar and not want to correct them. Our neighbor kids always say "her" instead of "she" and "them" instead of "they". Of course, I have a very hard time not correcting adult's grammar, so...
Too funny listening to everyone's version of princess. DS plays cars (boy thing, right?) but they are always nursing and going to sleep and kissing each other's owies. It's decidedly un-masculine, and I love it.