But it means so much to me! We rent a three-story duplex; the girls have the finished attic as their bedroom and toy room. I spend the majority of my day on the first floor, and because the girls love me (and I'm not complaining about that) they spend the majority of their day down here. It had come to the point that they were not playing with their toys in a day - zero time spent in their room - because they won't play without me in the room. If I'm on the 2nd floor putting away laundry or cleaning the bathroom, they insist on standing there as I do.
I love my girls. But they needed to learn to play. And play without me directing every moment.
I've been thinking about utilizing out screened-in porch as a play room for a while now. But today I finally went to work.
And it worked.