How much should you play with your kids? This has been the burning question that has been tying my invisible cloak of guilt all up in knots this week. Seriously, I thought I was done with the big fat mother’s guilt trap when I quit my full-time job, to spend more time at home with my son. As it turns out, I am just as guilt ridden as ever, and the heavy cloak of guilt I was accustomed to dragging around with me then, is still very much with me now. For a short while, it was just draped deceptively across my shoulders like a delicate silk shawl in this season’s hot new colour. All it took was one slack parenting moment to bring it slamming back down again.