I don't like to sit on the floor, it makes my back hurt. I don't like to play with toys, my brain doesn't work that way (and apparently neither does DS's, he seems to want to play with toys but never really knows what to do with them...) I get bored very easily and I have too many 'issues' to allow myself to be bored, it makes me depressed when I have time to think.
I love spending time with him otherwise, doing active things, roughhousing, taking walks, doing crafts & projects, reading to him... It's just when he asks me to PLAY with him, I cringe and try to get out of it ASAP.
I read Playful Parenting not long ago but for some reason it didn't help... we do a lot of the stuff in there already. What DS wants if for me to actually sit on the floor and kind of play/observe him, and he wants it to be with toys, and it seems like I'm supposed to be doing something but I can never quite figure out what and I just feel bored & miserable when I try. His way of playing is really weird so I can't use any of the tactics I use when I play with other kids (like his friends). I think there is something I'm missing that's making it unenjoyable.
So, everyone that loves playing with their kids... please share your wisdom!!!