Quote of the Day

6.04.2008

works for me: Mom I'm bored

Shannon over at RocksInMyDryer has asked for posts today that address the Mom, I'm bored phenomena.

Child: I'm bored.
Mom: Would you like to do some chores?
Child: Not really.
Mom: Okay. Let me know if you change your mind.

. . . time passes . . .

Child: I'm bored.
Mom: Oh, you changed your mind about those chores. Okay, please . . . .


Works for me! I should add that we have a big yard to play in, trees to climb, swings to swing, books to read, games to play, projects to tinker with, animals to play with, and -- in the summer -- a pool. There is really no excuse to be drifting about listlessly.

:: edited to add that the chores assigned come from the Chore Jar, so I don't have to fiddle around with deciding which chore.

~Suzanne

7 comments:

Rachael said...

I think I will throw that in my bag of Mommy tricks!

Heather said...

Sounds like our house.

Kate said...

Who is it that keeps a jar filled with mixed ideas and chores for those moments? Rhonda, maybe? You reach in and draw out a slip and that's what you must do. It could be reading for 20 minutes, washing dished, eating an ice cream cone...

We never mentioned being bored growing up. The solution was always scrubbing the bathroom floor.

Suzanne said...

Kate, that is I. We still have the jar and draw one thing each after each meal.

audible said...

Suzanne- I love this segment of your blog. Gives me ideas for how to handle my bean when she gets bigger.

Suzanne said...

Audrey! How fun to find you here. I'm saving your blog for my 'after kids are in bed reading treat'. Will there be pics?

Kate said...

Suz, what a goof am I! I guess since the chore jar sounded like it would end all hassles I thought (from the new hassles) that it must be someone else's.

But, see...I like the idea and remembered it. That's gotta count for something!