Hallelujah! I have found the promise land. I have finally figured out the answer to "I'm Bored." My daughter got out of school 2 weeks ago, and intermittently when she is between playdates and movies I hear those two horrible, ear piercing, want to beat my head against a wall words. This morning I have just had it. Not the, "oh, I wish I could find a quiet place to take a break had it", but the, "I am going to sneak into the garage with a bottle of wine and not come back until I am seeing double," had it! And then Divine intervention. The idea popped into my head to give her chores. This is how it goes:
Child: I'm Bored
Me: OK, you have a job then, go water the plants, here's a cup, fill it 4 times.
Child: Done, Now I am still bored.
Me: Wonderful, the stairs need dusting. Here's the duster, get busy. And if you
tell me you are bored again, there's a nice Windex bottle calling your name.
So now every time she says it, I am not going to go for the Merlot, but yet, smile and take one more chore off my own hands. I love being the mommy.
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