Over the last few days, my kids and I have been working on what we call our "Mom, I’m Bored" List. Now that summer is here, and our family rules require that no one is allowed to look at any screens (TV, computer, video games) between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, I wanted to make sure the kids felt empowered to
give me some peace and quiet entertain themselves.
Basically, I had the kids list everything (non-screen-related) they could think of to do. Now, when they’re tempted to use the B-Word with me this summer (you know, the B-word…"bored"…what did you think I meant?) I can point them directly to the list. And they have had so much fun coming up with ideas.. I told them to get as specific as possible, and they did! They listed separately every board game we own, and items such as "play pirates", "play super-heroes" and "play cowboys" each got their own line-item on the list.
Now, on to Mr. Linky…
Though it does my heart more good than you can imagine to get upwards of 75 comments on Wednesdays, I was starting to develop arm cramps from cutting and pasting all your great links. So I’m going to try out Mr. Linky this week…instructions should be pretty self-explanatory when you look at it below. (A giant thank-you to Carol for walking me through this–twice–over the phone). Please, LINK DIRECTLY TO YOUR WFMW POST, NOT THE FRONT PAGE OF YOUR BLOG. This way people will be able to find your idea more easily. Let’s give this a try…http://www.blenza.com/linkies/autolink.php?owner=rocksinmydryer&postid=23May2006