Mom I’m Soooooooo BORED! {printable}

It’s Saturday morning, I’m minding my own business nursing a cup of coffee and perusing the latest status updates from “friends”. The boys are playing “battle” in the next room, and all is peaceful in our little home until …

 

I hear footsteps. They are looking for me.

 

I see them out of the corner of my eye. I try not to make eye contact.

 

They were playing so nicely together, I don’t want them to get distracted.

 

They edge closer. Then I hear the dreaded words “I’m bored mom. What is there to do?”

 

Seriously dude?

 

Did I not just hear you playing joyously with your brother two seconds ago?

 

Didn’t I threaten to take away your sword and you begged me not to?

 

But now your sword is boring.

 

Your brother is boring.

 

Everything is freaking boring.

 

UGH!!!!!

 

I knew my childhood words would come back to haunt me. {my mom is probably busting a gut laughing right now}

 

With summer in full swing, this “I’m bored” mantra has reached new and even more annoying frequency.

 

In an effort to thwart the influx of “boring”, I’ve created a printable for my children to reference should they find themselves bored. Download yours here.

 

Bored Printable

 

Also, if you type in “bored kids” on Pinterest you will find a plethora of ideas. Although, if you are like me, you might spend more time pinning than doing.

 

There are many theories that boredom can foster creativity, and to a certain extent I believe this philosophy. Just the other day Edison said the dreaded words and I told him to go make me picture for the fridge.

 

This is what he created.

 

Mom I'm Soooooo Bored

 

My son isn’t the “sit down and color” type and having him spend more than five minutes creating something by hand was a huge accomplishment. This never would have happened if he wouldn’t have been “bored”.

 

I consider that winning. {Cue heart melting}

 

And when all else fails I say “if you are bored you can always clean your room.” At which point they all scatter and I’m left once again with my coffee and Facebook.

Brook {without the "e"} is a spunky faux redhead and former UI grad who has decided to call Iowa City her home for over 10 years. She met her husband on the internet, and they spend their days playing superheroes with their two boys, Edison (2007) and Grant (2010). She juggles mom life with a full-time job as a marketing consultant, competing in triathlons and writing her heart out on her personal blog www.redheadreverie.com. She believes life is a journey, not a destination.

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