I’ve been known to over-schedule my kids. I once thought if every day didn’t have an extra curricular built in, they’d sit around watching tv after school. By the time they reached upper elementary age, this whole plan backfired on me.
So we stopped. We asked the girls what they really wanted to do. Each had her own ideas, but both agreed they wanted more down time.
Read this blog post on Clean, by Rachel Wolf The photographs and poetry are frame worthy. The sentiment describes my daughters to a “T”:
My youngest braided friendship bracelets. Strands of string scatter on the floor; evidence of rooms she’s visited.
They both started a fairy garden.
Again, a lesson learned from my offspring. In the boredom, the free time, creativity shines. I’m motivated this week to take a little more downtime for myself.
Do you allow your kids to be bored? What do they enjoy doing when they have nowhere else to be?
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