Our daughter is suddenly very into video games. Our son has been playing for years, and his sister took an interest after watching him play. However, he is much older than she is and he’s more interested in hanging out with his friends while he plays. I could see that she was really disappointed by that, so I used some Virtual Families 2 cheats so that I could catch up in the game to where she is. Rather than ask her outright if she wanted me to play with her, I simply started playing the game. I did that so that she would not feel that she needed to tell me that she didn’t want me to play. The plan worked perfectly, and now she is happy to have someone to talk to about the game with her.
After I had my son, I had hoped to have another child soon after. My husband and I talked about having a second baby one year after the first one. However, we were not so lucky right away. It was another 5 years before we had our daughter. We had originally planned to have them close together because we hoped it might help them to be closer to one another as they grew older. However, as soon as our son became a teen, he found the freedom he has with friends his own age to be more interesting than hanging out with his very young sister. He loves her, though.
Since our daughter is a bit of an introvert and doesn’t have a lot of friends of her own, she often stays home and does things on her own. So, her father and I spend as much time as we can with her, however, we do it in ways that don’t make her feel embarrassed. The way that I let her know I was playing the same game that she is playing is just one example of that. I really enjoy the time I get to spend with her, and I know she appreciates it.