Sound familiar?

“Mom, I’m bored.”

“Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom.”


“I’m bored.”

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. Enjoy! (For the love of mommy sanity…enjoy!) 😉