.. are a good time to impart my grandfather’s wisdom to a seven year old who has cranked the whine waay up to “BUT I’M BORED!!”
“Then you need to be getting more creative, developing a richer inner life.”
“Whats an inner life?”
“The life you live inside your mind with your thoughts. When your thoughts entertain you and keep you busy. And when you put some of those thoughts down on paper, maybe make it work to music or movements, build something.”
“Because I already have a job description. It doesn’t include entertaining you 24-7. Get busy.”
Really. When did summer holidays become about constant regulated activity and camps? When do kids tap into their inner resources? Learn to figure out what to do with themselves and their own time? How do they learn how to turn boredom around? Read a book because the rest of the world has decided to ignore them?
I’ll be damned if I’m on program director duty for four weeks.
In between the fun stuff we do, you’re on your own, kids.
Mamma will be over there in the corner. Yes, behind the book. Right next to the martini cart. Call in event of SOS only.