How involved do you get in your children's play? My boys are 6 and 3. Sometimes they're happy to play independently, sometimes with each other, but very often they are asking Mommy, "Will you play with me?" Many times this is when I'm in the middle of something - like getting supper ready, or doing dishes, cleaning, etc. I spend LOTS of time with them, but often it's doing grown-up stuff like shopping or errands, or we're out at the library, park, etc. I love to read to them at home, build with Lego, do crafts or experiments, or just chat with them, but their kind of "play" is so NOT my thing! They're just such "BOYS!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I try my best when I can join in, but I often cut it short out of lack of interest (especially stuff like battles and superheroes, etc), too much on my mind or other distractions. Advice or words of wisdom welcome.