Ah the chorus of summertime. “Mom, I’m BORED!!”
Thankfully (or maybe not) we have been crazy busy so far this summer so I haven’t had to endure it much but I also made it clear at the beginning of the summer that the “b-word” was not to be tolerated.
Because Lily is the only one who is used to full time school she is more likely to be bored. Which is crazy because she has two little built in playdates who for the most part do whatever she says. Ah the joy of being a first born.
So I told her I thought it would be great if we made an “I’m Bored” jar full of activities we could do if she was bored. It is an idea I have read on other blogs and had wanted to try for like 3 summers now. But like most brilliant ideas I come across, my follow through is pathetic at best.
Well as you might have read yesterday, Lily has much better follow through than I do. So the next day I found this on her desk:
Things to do when your (sic) bored
So far we are a bit light on ideas, but she has actually used the “jar” a few times. The best part is just making the jar was a boredom cure in itself. Score one for the brilliant procrastinating mommy.
This post is submitted to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.