“Mom, I’m bored.”
“Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom.”
Are your kids suffering from what I like to call, Suburban Summer Angst?
“Oh, the HORROR!” (And yes, I’m saying this in jest with a fake and very verklempt Rhode Island accent (the correct pronunciation in the RI Dictionary is, “Haaaaarwwwwwrrww-ah).
I mean, there’s nothing worse than BORED KIDS!
Frankly… it’s our summer mommy sanity on the line, right?
We literally just came back from vacation (sand still in my flip flops) and my kids are already starting with the “Mom, I’m bored.”
Don’t even get me started.
“There’s nothing to do, Mom.”
– “Go play, honey!”
“No one is home.”
– “Then play with your sister.”
“Sally can’t play and so and so is gone all summer long.”
– “Then call ____.”
“She’s not home either and there’s NOTHING to do.”
– “Nothing to do? I’ll give you something to do! In fact I’ll give you 25 things to do!”
I mean it too!
If you’re looking for some ideas to beat summer boredom, check out my latest Ask Mom Online RI column. https://onlineri.com/articles/ask_mom Enjoy! (For the love of mommy sanity…enjoy!) 😉
When the Kids Go To Bed said:
I say, “Go grab some toys to play with or I’m grabbing my box.” That always gets them. They can’t part with their precious toys. They have been forwarned not to use the word “bored.”
Yes, I relate! I will be clicking that link asap! 🙂 Happy Summer!
Love that you say HERE’S THE LIST! I made a list for myself, so if I say I’m bored or don’t know what to do, I can fix it!
Suburban Summer Angst. LOVE it! My kids are afflicted too 😉