They (the child psychologists) say it is important for children to have uninterpreted non-scheduled play. To me that that is a duh! How else would I blog, check email, read, and sew? But beyond that I love watching my kid play when he doesn't know I'm watching him. He does the cutest things like set up a pig and sheep (lately apparently he loves Charlotte's Web) and read books to them. Those poor over scheduling parents who don't get to silently giggle at their kids.