Lately I've been realizing I have a hard time just playing with DS (3.) I SAH with him, and three mornings a week a friend of his comes to play, and I spend most of the time playing with the two kiddos. The rest of the time, I'm focused on running our family's two businesses, as well as daily house maintenance, cooking, cleaning, etc. I do engage DS in all of the things that I do: when I'm washing dishes, he's on a stool beside me "washing" his tea cups, when I do laundry, he helps sort through to find his own clothes, when I'm on the computer, he's next to me with a dry erase board, markers, and magnets, etc.. We usually make it to the park at least once a day and DH does play on the floor with DS for 30-40 minutes after work everyday.
But when I'm home alone with DS, I find I get bored and anxious after a few minutes of playing trucks or dinosaurs. I don't feel this way when I'm "teaching" DS (working with him on shapes, numbers, etc.) or reading to him, but something about the child-led play makes me feel fidgety...
Should I make more of an effort to just *play*? I know it's really important to DS and I love that he has such an active imagination, and I want to support that, but I guess I've lost that ability to get lost in play :(