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My DS does this a lot too and he has since about 2.5yo. I'm not a big fan of it but I go along with it for the most part. He will often tell me what to say and at least half the time the scenarios revolve around something going on in his or our life. So I try to think of it as a way for him to process stuff a la "Playful Parenting" But it can be a bit boring and sometimes I'm guilty of reading a magazine while playing too
Ya know, I completely hated (hated, hated, hated) to play these things until I read Playful Parenting. Wow. It changed my view so much.
Don't get me wrong, I still get easily bored, don't totally look forward to this kind of play, and will always try to redirect it to some kind of more concrete play, but I'm slowing getting better with the idea becuase it's what my kid wants to do.
Lol. I try to turn the tables though and beat him to it. I ask HIM at odd times to make something talk to ME. I think he's coming to realize how mundane it can be from the other side.
|IMO, it's not my job to entertain my children. They are both extremely imaginative and creative, and I encourage that, but I do not participate.|
wife to wonderful mama of three-DS1 born December 30, 2005 and DS2 born September 27, 2008 and one lovely little girl born September 7, 2011