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my girlfriend and I have been together for about 8 months and although the beginning of the relationship was steeped in drama things have been going well. The issue at hand however, is that I'm having a hell of a time adjusting to her having a kid. The little one is almost 5, and awesome and smart and all sorts of rainbow-gibbering goodness but I can't relate to her for anything. I had a rough time growing up, my dad worked nights, my mom was always there but never liked playing with me. Lots of solitary playing in my room or doodling at the kitchen table. Now here I am with a kid and a similar situation. There really aren't any other kids in this neighborhood, and she's super affectionate and friendly (almost to a fault when we're out at the grocery store and she's waving and introducing herself to everyone that passes by) and I just can't seem to relax around her. I was brought up with a fairly stern hand (though I was never, ever touched in anger) and I'm realizing more and more that I don't know how to play with her. I know it should be easy, right? Or maybe not? I don't know how to come at this, and I've had almost no interaction with kids all my life. Any help or advice out there from someone who is in or has been in a similar situation? As always, thanks in advance for any words of wisdom or verbal swift kicks in the ass.