These days, Bee does more of the work (feeding the kids, putting them down) and I do more of the fun stuff (carrying them around, playing games with them, going on trips into town just for fun, etc.) It's probably partly because I'm a kid at heart and it's not very hard for me to relate to a 4 and a 6 year old (can't decide if that's a good thing, or kinda sad). In any case, we all have lots of fun together!
Who is the fun parent?
clementine / 990 posts
He plays more day to day, but I do the outrageous fun stuff - the rule breaking stuff like eating ice cream for dinner and initiating sock fights and chasing everyone around while wearing underwear on my head.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
Always DH. He does the play thing so well. He loves to do all the imaginative play with our son and I don't haha.
cantaloupe / 6687 posts
DH is the fun parent bc he can roughhouse with her and throw her and catch her and just generally be super silly with her. He's also the one that goes on all the rides with her at Disney and other theme parks so in that sense she thinks he is just so fun.
But I do the day to day pretend play that she loves and we are silly characters and use silly voices so I'm also the fun parent to her right now
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
Definitely DH, I'm pretty boring.
persimmon / 1445 posts
DH has definitely been more fun lately- I'm pregnant and hot and cranky so I haven't been able to (or wanted to) go to the bounce place or trampoline place or the park. I do love to take DD to the pool and get ice cream though.... When I'm not pregnant I would probably say I'm the fun one but that is just because Daddy has to work.
persimmon / 1367 posts
But, I'm also the one who does the most limit setting, so I get both sides. Hanging out with DH is a more mellow experience for LO, overall.
pomelo / 5866 posts
Both! Just depends on our mood.
GOLD / wonderful coffee bean / 18478 posts
Usually DH because he only gets to spend time with them Sat/Sun so it's a lot of playtime with him. Wish I could be more fun, but it's just me with them all week and there's always a lot to do so I tell them that mommy has to work, too.
pineapple / 12793 posts
Always DH. It kind of sucks for me. But if he were in charge they'd eat ice cream for dinner and never go to bed.
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Me! But more b/c I'm usually more willing to do things with her and take her places.