Playing With Kids Bores 30% of Parents
And 15% of kids know their parents are bored
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2010 5:08 PM CDT
A study found that a full 21% of UK parents find playing with their kids boring.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Some 30% of UK parents think playing with their children is boring, a new poll finds. The poll, commissioned by Disneyland Paris, looked at how parents spent recreational time with their children. More than a fifth hadn't played with their kids in such a long time that they had forgotten how, the Independent reports. The kicker? Many kids aren't fooled—15% said they realized their parents were bored while playing with them.

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Alan
Aug 31, 2010 1:24 PM CDT
Will these be the same parents who will blame schools, movies, music, permissive society, the nanny etc. etc. for why their kids screw up? Look, mommy and daddy you chose to have a kid, it is primaily your responsibility to raise the child, nurture the child, instill values in your child, love the child. Eighteen years. mommy. Eighteen years daddy. Suck it up. Sometimes your child finds the stuff you want to do as not very interesting. You're the adult You chose to have a child.
vjh
Aug 31, 2010 9:52 AM CDT
I love playing with my young grandson... for a few hours I have "special powers" and "chase bad guys". Who can resist that?
JohnBowers089057
Aug 31, 2010 5:40 AM CDT
Thats alright. I find 80% of English people boring too?