J.P., when I looked at this 21-minute read I almost didn’t tackle it. But I’m glad I did, and thanks for sharing your experiences.
On another note, you’re not middle-aged yet, because that would make me really, really old. Isn’t 40 the new 30? Or something like that?
And on still another note, keep on not playing with that kid. One day I got so sick of my daughter (then about 4) asking me play “little people” with her that I looked her straight in the eye and said, “Mommy is never going to play with you again. Mommy has gotten too old to play, so you’ll have to play with your brother.”