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Six REAL boredom busters!

August 3, 2015
boredom busters

Don't you just hate the annual avalanche of articles telling you how to deal with your kids yelling:

'Mommy I'm bored?!'

I suspect they're written by experts, sitting behind their comfy desk, while sipping the cup of coffee their secretary just brought in. They probably thought: 'Ah! It's that time of year again! Let's hash out the same old stuff we did last year. Those moms won't notice!'

So I decided to write my very own list of boredom busters!

Six real boredom busters!

  1. Go the nearest Toys R Us and invest in: a WII, a Nintendo 3DS, an Xbox and a Playstation 3. Because who are we kidding?! Your kids aren't really bored, they just want their screentime. Don't forget to buy some games too, and you won't see your kids for days. Be sure to give them some extra vitamin D, to compensate for the lack of sunlight.
  2. Make sure your kid's problem doesn't become your problem. Say: 'Oh, mommy is so sorry you're bored. That must be so boring for you. How does that make you feel, to be so bored?'
  3. Get there first! Before your kid can open his mouth, moan: 'I'm soo bored. I just don't know whát to do!'
  4. Offer gruesome alternatives: 'Go and clean up your room! And when you've done that you can clean out our garage and give mommy a shoulder rub.'
  5. Let your child give the lawn a 'new haircut'. With child's scissors.
  6. Go all 'House on the prairie' on them, and tell them how you, when you were a child, got by with only a wooden spoon. Don't let them cover their ears to shut out the sound of your voice!
Be sure to lie back and have your kids bring you a nice cup of coffee.
Because after all, you're worth it.

You just busted their boredom!


  1. When I read the title, I thought, "I just give mine chores to do." And you got to that! Great minds think alike!

  2. Great tips...I'm definitely using number 4! I don't care if my youngest is only 1, he has to learn responsibilities someday, why not now?

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  4. I love the lawn haircut, great idea!!! Very funny post thanks!!! I have been dealing with tween boredom by taking my darling on a morning walk to the beach with me and my dad. I'm so sore I can't belive it, but, I haven't heard I'm bored all week, so it is worth the pain and suffering!!! Lol!!! Have a great weekend!!

  5. Following from the hop. Your ideas would achieve the goal. (ha ha)


  6. Oh if only I could get this list to work on my little ones! Lol! Thanks for a great post. :) Stopped by from VoiceBoks to say hello and follow.


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  9. I always tell my kids that if they are so bored I guess that means they don't need any of their toys anymore because they are too boring for them so I am going to get rid of them. They get unbored very quickly.I am a new follower from the blog hop. Visit my daughter and I at our blog, Says Me Says Mom (http://saysmesaysmom.blogspot.com where we talk about anything and everything.

  10. When we can't think of anything to do during weekends, I bring my toddler to the toy store and let her play with whatever she fancies. Then we both go home happy :)

  11. I love the tp 'let them give the lawn a haircut with child scissors'! So funny! Thanks for linking up with #featurefridays

  12. HAHAHA! I have a tummyache now from laughing! The lawn cut with the scissors! The Mommy moan first! Classic!
    Here from HomeMatters.

  13. So funny! I think my 5 year old would actually go cut the grass with his kid scissors!

  14. LMAO! Brilliant! I am loving the idea of trimming the lawn with kid scissors. I plan to use that next time my 15 year old wants to complain of boredom. I am visiting from #featurefridays of last week for I am never bored when there is a ton of blogging to do! :D

  15. Ha ha my mom used to do #3 while growing up. We learned quickly never to say "I'm bored" in her hearing or she would announce that she could find us something to do. It was always cleaning!

  16. I'm guilty of #4! Haha! I am definitely trying the trimming the grass with kid scissors. My child has some weird fascination with scissors (I've confiscated 2 from her room already) and will probably trim the grass hair for hours. BTW, thanks for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girl Linky party! You are my feature pick ;)

  17. Haha, clever! Thanks for the morning giggle!

    1. You're welcome : )
      It's a good way to start the day.

  18. Trimming the lawn! Haven't heard of that one but that would quickly remove their boredom is that was the choice LOL:) Thank you for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes

    1. Yes, giving the lawn a trim will keep them busy for some time!

  19. Did you know that this post is Featured on The #OMHGWW this weeks #Linkup for #Wordlesswednesday http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wordless-wednesday-27/

    Hope you can stop by to see your feature!!

    Have a great week!

    1. Hi, I saw it Karren. Thank you so much! I'm very happy to be featured on your blog : )

  20. Yep, we've all been there...the "B" word! Haha, I have always been a fan of the "I'll give you something to keep you busy" approach ;) Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!



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