This summer has been interesting so far. Full of a lot of boredom and many hot summer days.
We’re part of a Fife & Drum corps. so we are busy with events the entire summer. Our down time seems to consist of trying to rest, relax and regroup after each event (or before each event for that matter.) We didn’t make a ton of plans for this summer because of our busy schedule.
That might have been my first critical error.
It’s time for me to re-think this. My kids are getting bored. I mean, truly bored. I don’t think they care that it’s summer.
What they care about is that they are hot summer days.
This means doing nothing, apparently.
It’s the middle of the afternoon. We actually do have an event in a couple of hours. Two to be exact. But for the past 3 hours, they have been battling boredom.
I have one on the computer on Facebook, one sleeping on the couch with the dogs (for the past 2 1/2 hours), one sitting on the couch mostly staring out into space but occasionally reading from her book (over 2 hours). One is cleaning her room – trust me she is THAT bored. She never cleans her room. Don’t get me wrong – I’m grateful, but this is not what I had in mind for summer. I have no idea what my son is doing. He’s usually outside, but it’s just too damn hot.
Right now our temperature says it is 93 degrees and says RealFeel which I learned is what the temp. actually feels like – 97 degrees. The humidity is currently 43% which isn’t as bad as some days, but it’s so hot you can’t really tell a dramatic difference.
Sometimes I wish they were still little when it was much easier to entertain them. You know, a craft project, books, the hose in the back yard, a sprinkler, even a trip to the park for an hour was fun even when it was hot. Not anymore.
Ah, hot boring summer days. With 5 teenagers. It’s so fun.
Do you guys do anything interesting to beat the boredom?
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