Ah, the joys of summer vacation. No more school. Sleep late, go to bed late. No homework, no tests, no teachers. Kids have it great in the summer. I vaguely remember those days, seeing as how I’m getting on up in there in age.
However, there is a silent killer during these summer vacation days. It’s called boredom. Yes, that dreaded word that all kids will say at least once a day, because “they have nothing to do”. Those two words, “I’m bored” really get under my skin. Of all the 10000 toys that are contained with a household, there’s nothing to do? Really? Now that you’ve said those words, please let me find something for you to do. Because, believe me, I can find something for a child to do in a house during the summer, when “there’s nothing else to do”.
Besides, the free ability to watch tv, play video games, read a book, play outside, ride bikes, skip rope, skateboard, talk with friends, listen to music, eat, sleep, draw, paint, play basketball, play soccer, surf the internet, climb a tree, swim, play in a sprinkler, build legos, torture your little sister, build a racetrack, pick weeds out of flower beds, feed the dogs, play with dogs, burn ants with a magnifying glass, play cards, play a board game, play handheld games, play guitar, play with remote control cars, play bop it, play baseball, play football, play air hockey, play dodgeball and shoot bb guns (I could go on & on with this list), I really don’t know what you could be bored of.
Now if you tell me you’re bored, be prepared, cause you’re not gonna like the answer I give back. You’ll be vacuuming, mopping, doing dishes, doing laundry, dusting, picking up said 10000 toys from around the house, scrubbing toilets & bathtubs, cleaning pee from your sisters chair because she had an accident, building fences, cleaning gutters, cooking, paying bills and picking up dog poop (like the previous list, I could go on and on here).
So please, go ahead, tell me you’re bored. You’ll wish you hadn’t. 🙂