It is the second day of March!! It seems the year is already flying by. In a few short months the kids will be out of school and I will hear the sweetest words of "Mom, I'm Bored!!", about 100 times a day. It doesn't matter what you plan, or how many crafts you do, those words inevitably are uttered throughout the day. Once, at the theatre,my daughter leaned over and asked what we were doing next because the movie had gotten boring to her! Sigh….I think it is good for them to be bored once in while. On the occasion that she approaches me with her "BORED" dilemma, usually elbow deep in cleaning the bathtub, I tell her to go entertain her dolls until I am through. She sighs and wonders off. I have found that through "entertaining" her dolls her room has transformed into a magical kingdom. And she is lost in a fairytale story of her own making. I quietly tiptoe away and begin another chore. Of course this repeats itself once I am in the middle of said chore, but hey, I think being bored actually encourages their imagination.
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