If you read my post from last week about the bird that flew into my house and then proceeded to shit purple shit all over the place, you will understand just where I am in my life! This event led me to come up with the most genius activities for bored kids. Seriously … I’m a genius.
In case you missed it, here is a brief recap of previous events. There are two bushes / shrubs off my verandah that have dark purple berries growing on them. The birds eat the berries and then shit everywhere, including inside my house one day!
The birds eat the berries then shit all over my verandah!
So, this afternoon I had a genius idea of how to kill two birds with one stone … metaphorically of course!
After my kids complained for the 100th time that they were bored, I knew I had to come up with some activities for these bored kids.
And so I did what any self respecting out of ideas mum would do. I gave them the “super fun” and “important” game of picking ALL the berries off the bushes so the birds don’t make a mess! It’s all in the delivery really. You have two options:
- Be excited about your idea and inspire excitement in them.
- Act like you don’t want them to do it, so that they actually do want to.
I went with option 1 this time. They thought this was a fabulous idea, and totally understood how they were “helping mommy!”
After they were all ‘set’ up with their bowls and wobbly plastic chairs, I did what any self respecting, bad mum in her right mind on a Friday afternoon would do. I poured myself a large glass of wine and took pictures of my adorable kids picking berries of the bushes. I had to take the pictures, just to have proof of my genius idea.
Bonus points: it’s outdoors in all the nature so it counts as playing outside, and cutting down on screen time!
Unfortunately, by the time I finished writing up this hilarious post filled with inspiration, sarcasm and wine, the kids had given up with the ‘boring’ task.
They are now back on the iPad asking Siri random questions. Questions such as, “How many sleeps until Easter?”!
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!
Don’t forget to check back in next week for more fun and inspiring activities for bored kids, and ideas on how to keep your kids busy. I’m always here to help!