Saturday, July 13, 2013

What To Do When the Kids are Bored

I hope you're having a lovely weekend!  We are having a mellow day at home.  Daddy is home, I am baking up a storm, and my littles have been occupying themselves with lots of pretend play today.
However, those 2 dreaded words finally came up: "I'm Bored!"

With the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 in mind, I think it's important to teach our daughters to self-motivate to creativity and productivity (she certainly seems far from bored, as the passage repeatedly describes the things she does with her hands.) Still, sometimes I feel like my girls think it's my job to come up with all of the ideas to keep them occupied and entertained.  When my husband and I were kids, telling mom you were bored only resulted in getting wrangled into doing chores.  I thought I'd try and take a different route so I started scouring Pinterest for some ideas.

I came across this lovely little "Bored Checklist" over at I Lift Heavy Things, and I think it's great.  The best part is, the girls do too!  We got down to "R" and my Angelface is presently reading "Go, Dog, Go!" to her sisters... ah... that was easy!

There's a plethora of other ideas on Pinterest, including a "Bored Jar," a "'Bored' Game," "Bored Magnets," and "Bored Sticks."  Some of them are really fun and cute ideas, and sure to keep your little darlings busy doing things that are both fun and helpful.

Okay - we're moving on to "E" now... lets see how long this checklist lasts! :D

What do you do when your kids say, "I'm bored!"

<3 Johnna

Friday, July 12, 2013


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