Finally! It’s here! Saturday! Woohoo! NO school and two bored teenagers! I cannot be more happy – not!
It never ceases to amaze me that in a house with five computers, three televisions and three Xbox game systems someone could be bored… I don’t get it – I mean, we’ve got plenty of electronic entertainment – and an entire LIBRARY of books I know my kids haven’t read yet. So why the boredom? Because they’ve done it all – seen it all – played it all – and yes, read it all… hmmm – I think not… but whatever?!
Our guy hates not having his computer, unfortunately right now he’s sharing said computer with my son Jon. Jon is in college and taking classes online, so his computer time is infinitely more important than Our Guy’s. Our Girl is still in trouble and not allowed messenger or Facebook/Myspace applications right now, so in her words “the computer is a paper weight”. She got a new book yesterday, so she should be good. However, when I made the suggestion that Our Guy use her computer to check on his game forums and such – she LOST IT!. NO WAY was he using her computer – regardless of whether she’s using it or not… UGGGH
So, now she’s gone for the day, Jon is working on a project for school, and Our Guy is bored… I’m so tempted to hand him his sisters laptop and tell him to have fun… however the war that would wage between them regardless of who gave permission would probably set the house into a spin – witches would be killed… I’m just sayin…
Boredom – is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in the opportunities surrounding them. I love that last line – uninterested in the opportunities surrounding them. This is the way it is here – there is PLENTY to do – they just don’t want to do it. They have books to read, games to play, and pets to love on and hang out with. We have an acre of woods behind our house, with miles of dirt trails and creeks beyond. When I was a teenager I would have gotten up, gotten breakfast, and GOTTEN OUT! – Not my kids… they’re too “technically inclined” to enjoy a romp in the great outdoors. If they don’t need a controller to play they don’t want to play. So for the most part, boredom wins out for them most of the time. Not today – today I will show them that there really IS something to do.
Today I have a plan. Today – if you are bored? Find something to do – or I will find something FOR YOU to do.