Ah, summer. That wonderful time of year when magic can happen.
I love summer vacation. There is swimming, sleeping in, playing with friends, and camps to attend! The possibilities for fun are endless!
Our summer, like everybody’s, starts off with a lot of excitement and the boys embrace the joy and freedom of summer vacation.
For about a week.
Then the strains of I’m booooorrrred! There’s nothing to dooooooo… come wafting through the house.
I did have suggestions for them for what to do. Oddly, neither of my boys seemed to want to do any of the chores I mentioned. (Unless it was for money.)
All I could do was roll my eyes as Henry flopped on the couch, put his hand over his eyes in imitation of a swoon worthy of Scarlet O’Hara, and repeated, “I’m booooooredddddddDDDDAH!” for what seemed like the 100th time that day.
I was ready to scream. Instead, showing great restraint, I reached out to Google and Pinterest to find some suggestions for my boys.
While I was busy doing “research”, I suddenly realized… the whining had stopped. And in its place I heard the not-so-quiet sounds of two boys busy building costumes and making up stories.
And just like that I had stumbled upon the secret of unlocking a child’s inner creative genius…