Hell Hath No Fury Like A Preschooler Bored

 Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one hundred thousand fold!)...more

What To Do When There's Nothing To Do

If you’ve experienced weather that’s even remotely like what we’ve experienced here in Ontario this winter, you’ve had lots of days of “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”.  And whether it’s your kids saying those things or just a personal sentiment, after a few months it gets pretty old.So what do you do when there’s nothing to do? {...read more}...more

I spun around. What did you do today????

This is how my day went:Started with my mid-morning snack.....My lunch was gross so I at M&Ms while working on the crossword.........more

Are You Bored at Work?

Have you ever been bored out of your mind on the job?  If so you know it can be incredibly stressful. Even more so than a fast-paced, high demanding workplace.  So why does the stress of boredom get swept under the rug? You would think that in a time where jobs are scarce and the attitude “I’m just grateful to have a job, any job” is prevalent that boredom would be the least of our worries.  Yet, apparently, boredom is spreading. ...more
This is true... and it makes me really sad! Ideally, I think employers and employees should work ...more

Wanna See a Magic Trick?

I can make my kids disappear with these magic words: "Do you want to help me clean up or go play by yourself?" I do this trick a lot because I'm the kind of mom who thinks boredom is good for kids. Creativity, problem solving skills and imagination are built by boredom. Here are some highlights from their recent bouts of boredom....When all else fails, get a hose......more

Crap I think up (1)

Why should you send your husband to Home Depot?What is a better home improvement than a home with the husband gone? Thanks Home Depot! ...more

Family Activities With School-aged Kids: Is She Bored, or Am I?

My kindergartner is interested in chapter books. She wants to go swimming and roller skating. She has the attention span required to sit through a play or movie. I'm shaking with anticipation. The problem? When she was just a wee tot, I had no expectation that my family time would be spent doing anything remotely interesting to me. I knew all of my colors and the entire alphabet, and anything she wanted to watch on television would inevitably make me want to stick a fork in my eye. I love my daughter, and I hate kid activities. ...more

I can swing. I like to swing. I couldn't sit and watch -- I'd die.

Rita Arens ...more

Hi.

Okay. So who in the world would ever want to read about me? Or hell not even ABOUT me but more from me.  I am me. I ramble. As you can probably see....more

yeah i agree i doubt i'd stick to it very long!

the brownies were excellent (too ...more

A Window in a Boxed-Up World

I have a window. Yes, I do. I am one of only 10 in my office to have one. Why, you ask? Because someone new needed a place to sit, and my cubicle was it. But why the upgrade? The reason that this valuable piece of office real estate hasn’t been snatched up yet is because the desk is about one-third the size of the other cubicles. That leaves me with barely enough room for my computer monitor and keyboard, my plant that hasn’t died yet (hooray!), and my phone. But no matter. This doesn’t bother me in the least. I have a view to lush, leafy trees and endless sky. ...more