“I’ll go for a walk, I’ll take you somewhere, I don’t want to play with your Barbies,” she said in the video.
On February 25, the mom revealed how her daughter recently asked her to play “and I hate doing that.” But despite her hesitation, and as her daughter is an only child, she decided to “half-heartedly” give it a try for 10 minutes.
“It wasn’t a big deal,” she said in the footage. The next morning, her daughter woke up in a fantastic mood and asked Lynn Marie if she would play Barbies with her again.
“And I was like aaahhhhh,” the mom said.
But her daughter’s response left her to realize she maybe had made a mistake in her way of thinking.
“And then she said, ‘I had so much fun when you played Barbies with me yesterday’ and it about broke my heart because if my half-hearted attempt to placate her meant THAT much I could definitely do that again,” she continued.
“So, I don’t know. Maybe if your kid asks you to play today, maybe take five minutes and do it,” she said.
Many were quick to attack the mom for not wanting to play in the first place — while others admitted they felt the exact same.
The mom quickly followed up with another video committing to play with her daughter for 10 minutes a day and asked others to join her in this ‘challenge.’
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With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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