Friday, February 8, 2013

I Will Not Be Mocked

 The evening of the first day of Christmas break, I posted this as my Facebook status:



Any time my kids are home on a day (or days) that they are typically in school,  it doesn't take long before they start singing the "I'm bored" ditty until I lose my patience and threaten them with, "If you're so bored I guess all the crap you've got in your rooms isn't doing any good so we should get rid of it."

"Noooooo!"

The fear that I'm going to follow through lasts about 15 minutes before they are at it again. "I'm booooorrrrred."   *Note to self: work on threat follow-through.

Tink was home from school sick yesterday. I assumed it would eventually happen, and a little after lunchtime she said it.

"Mom, I'm bored."

Me: "You're sick. What exactly do you think you should be doing?"

Tink: "I don't know. But, I'm bored."

And then I remembered something I saw on the internet. The internet is chocked full of useful information.

Me: "You know what? I saw this idea on Pinterest. You write down a bunch of things to do and put them in a jar. Whenever somebody says 'I'm bored', they have to pick an item from the jar and do what it says. I'm gonna do that for you and your brother."

Tink: "Mom. YOU are going to make something from Pinterest? Hahahahahaha!"

OH HELL TO THE NO.

I don't know that I'll ever be a Pinterest junkie (I will never be a Pinterest junkie), but I do know one thing.

How you like me now, Tink?

I can make an "I'm Bored" Jar like a mofo.




Are you sick of me begging for votes yet? I know I sure am.


19 comments:

  1. Oh that's funny! I get the I'm bored syndrome all Summer long!

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  2. Okay, loved the post because i hate me some Pinterest - it makes me feel like a total motha-underachieva! Hey there, sunshine, guess what? I HAVE THE SAME BACKSPLASH! Not the tumbled marble below, but the top tile with the green glass. BOOM!

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  3. That last line made me spit out my coffee. The word "mofo" is not used nearly enough.

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    1. WAHOOOOOO!

      "Spit out my coffee" is the BEST.REACTION.EVER!

      I've decided that I really need to work harder to use "mofo" in a conversation at least once a day.

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  4. I'm so stealing this for when the twins get older and "bored".

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    1. We've already had to use it. There's a few fun things intermingled with a LOT of not-so-fun things. So, saying "I'm bored" had now become a game of chance in our house. Booyah.

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  5. I'm never bored, especially since me and Stanley got our own computers.

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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    1. We have computers and video games and toys and books and legos and movies, etc. etc etc. It seems that kids are a lot more challenging to entertain than dogs. Go figure.

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  6. I'm slowly falling in love with you. You're like, a cooler version of ME.

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    1. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Who told you I was cool? Someone is a liar. ;)

      Thanks for the compliment. You're pretty damn cool yourself.

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  7. I saw this on Pinterest too! I love that they can choose something totally fun, or something totally sucky. It's so cynical. Its so awesome.

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    1. It is SO awesome. My youngest has already had to use it. He drew something fun, which I was secretly glad because I was in no mood for the meltdown that would take place had he drawn "clean up dog poop out of the back yard".

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  8. "Like a mofo." Hilarious. That is one really nice boredom jar. I heard someone say once that there is no such thing as boredom, only lack of imagination & I'm totally using that shit on my kids.

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    1. I have really learned to love the term "mofo". I feel remiss in my negligence to use it more frequently.

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