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To think that this role play has gone too far. (Light Hearted)

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AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 17:42:28

My two young children got a play shop for Christmas (2.5 year old DD and 18 month old DSyep they're close together- 13 months apart to be exact)
Anyway DD just asked DH to go and play shops with her, to which he replied:
"Shall we play 'Let's rob your shop?'
DD said yes please and now she's tidying up her shop waiting for her 6ft 7 father to descend on it.
AIBU to stop to this or shall I let it play out and see what happens? When DS takes things off DD he usually gets a whack for his troubles so that could be quite funny (watching DD defend her shop against DH)

Boundaries Sun 01-Jan-17 17:43:42

Sounds like DD has this. Let it play.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 01-Jan-17 17:43:55

Nah, you're a spoil sport.

Get your LARP on. Pretend you're a looter.

someonestolemynick Sun 01-Jan-17 17:44:43

I'd join in or let them get on with it. smile

SparkleShinyGlitter Sun 01-Jan-17 17:47:06

Go join in it's just a game
Or let them continue

CaptainBraandPants Sun 01-Jan-17 17:50:11

As long as he isn't wearing a balaclava, then I think it's fine.

AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 17:51:19

No balaclava but he has got his cricket hoodie on. To be fair he looks more like ET when he has that up than a threatening robber.
I can hear her shouting at him to put the banana down!

Prompto Sun 01-Jan-17 17:52:55

Let them play.

DO also got a shop and asked me to play, I joked "let's fleece some rubes" and now her favourite game is "fleecing people". She charges £76 for a pint of milk confused

AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 17:56:14

grin Prompto!
Well in our shop you can have an apple for a penny but tea bags costs 3 eleventy pounds

TimeIhadaNameChange Sun 01-Jan-17 18:07:55

Why don't you be the police?

AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 18:08:49

Think DD nailed it- he got hit in the face with her iPad and then she sat on him.

ShowMePotatoSalad Sun 01-Jan-17 18:09:24


JustanotherMortificado Sun 01-Jan-17 18:12:35

How fucking appropriate.

ColourfulOrangex Sun 01-Jan-17 18:32:35


AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 18:43:25

It's kind of all calmed down now and the burglar is sat reading his book whilst the Shopkeeper takes pictures of the damage . Anyone have any funny anecdotes about role playing?

lokivonpoki Sun 01-Jan-17 18:48:37

just. what's the problem?

ZombieJenna Sun 01-Jan-17 18:54:09

No anecdotes to share OP but I've just laughed so loud at your update DM's dog is looking really worried and has come to see what's wrong fgrin

Rollerbird Sun 01-Jan-17 18:58:54

It reminded me of someone telling me their older brother used to say 'lets play Cafe ' to get her to bring him a snack from the kitchen.
She would take his order and prepare and bring it.

AradiasDaughter Sun 01-Jan-17 19:01:24

I'll have to remember that one Roller for when the kids are older.
To be fair my DD is pretty good at hanging washing on a maiden. It does all end up in the same spot but she's getting there.

DontWannaBeObamasElf Sun 01-Jan-17 19:03:55

Harmless fun. When I was in Primary school we had our own toy shop set up as a project and that was "robbed" during the night and the poor paper mache shopkeeper had been attacked too. I think it taught us a pretty good lesson about stealing etc.

JuanPotatoTwo Sun 01-Jan-17 19:14:37

Dd and ds2 used to role play - he was the dog, she was the owner. It was great - until the day I heard him crying and shouting and protesting. He was upset because she had taken him to the vets to be put down ...

BertieBotts Sun 01-Jan-17 19:17:05

Next time video it grin It will be great to look back on when she's older!

ilovechocolates Sun 01-Jan-17 19:18:03

Bertie that made me smile sorry blush

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 01-Jan-17 19:19:25

DD1 used to get her younger sister to play Cinderella. She would kindly let her be Cinders while she would be a mean (never ugly) sister. An effective way to get your younger sister to tidy your room.

ClashCityRocker Sun 01-Jan-17 19:19:40

There's six years between me and my next eldest sibling.

They were bastards at role play.

'Let's pretend we're in a hotel - you be the cleaner. You tidy my room'

'We own a bar. Go get me a drink'

'Lets play Robin Hood - see mummy's purse....'

I like to think they helped make me the utterly cynical bastard I am.

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