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."
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.