With 5 young-in's running around the place, this is a phrase I hear more often that I'd like.
Well I used to anyway, until I found the magic cure for childhood boredom!!
(who is this Bob anyway? My pesky kids have asked... I never gave it a thought till then) , That's what I said... the CURE for childhood boredom!!
Wanna know the secret?
I, like countless other mom's got fed up with the chorus of "I'm Bored's" coming from her kids mouth. I mean we have a farm for cryin out loud! There is LOTS to do!
Go play with the chickens!
Go ride the 4-wheeler.
Go exploring the woods.
Take a walk.
Play on the dirt mountain.
Go play with the pile of wood and nails.
But I's still hear... I'm Borrrrrred Mom, there is nothing to do... ***sigh**
so I came up with a plan...
I'm bored chores.
This is how it works,
A kid comes to me and says "I'm Bored"
I say... "Are you sure your bored?"
They say "Yes, there is nothing to dooooooo."
I whip out my trusty I'm Bored Chores List
It looks something like this.
1.) weed the tomato bed.
2.) Pick up dog-doo piles in the Great Dane pen.
3.) clean all the windows.
4.) dust all the ceiling fans.
5.) Scrape chicken poo off the nest boxes in the hen house.
6.) collect cow poo for the compost pile.
7.) walk around the property and pick things up till this garbage bag is full.
8.) collect sticks for the fire pit.
9.) chop some wood for the smoker.
10.) bathe the Great Danes.
I get to choose which jobs the bored-to-death child gets to do.
Amazingly enough they now never say they are bored.
works like a charm!
Try it!! You'll be glad you did!
A little work won't hurt em anyway!
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