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    #1

    You just don't get enough satisfaction out of playing for 5 minutes.

    Parent: We've only got 5 minutes left before we have to leave. You don't have enough time to play.

    Child: I want to play.

    Parent: We've been through this before. When the 5 minutes was up you didn't want to stop. You just don't get enough satisfaction out of playing for 5 minutes.

    I know the underlined phrase could be left out, but I just want to ask if there is a more natural way to express that thought.
    Not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: You just don't get enough satisfaction out of playing for 5 minutes.

    You could say:

    Five minutes is just not enough.

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