Years ago, I remember jokingly answering a particular "bored" child by saying "Oh dear, only dumb kids get bored." Now... let me just clarify that as a rule of thumb in parenting I certainly don't encourage name calling but I kind of just blurted it out and remember following it up with an explanation of my strong opinions on the idea of boredom and some good life perspective. I have to say though, it was very effective. As a result, being "bored" is unknown in these parts. It probably also has something to do with the fact that (in these parts), when you are seen lulling around, you usually get given a job. :)
Our kids constantly ask us what we would do in the most outlandish imagined situations. It can get quite exhausting because they are truly expecting a detailed description of what we would do if "an orca whale swimmed into the kitchen right now" or if "Attila the Hun rided into the yard with raw meat sticked under his saddle" I mean...really, these kinds of questions are coming from a sincere curiosity and desire to understand this big interesting world, and thoughtful responses.... take some thought!
So I ask you... how would you answer the following question. Silas picked this particular hat right out of the pile at Target, put it on, put on this face to go with it and asked:
"Hey Mom. What would you do if I turned up to be one of these boys?"Hmmm....what would I do? is this a challenge???Trying on hats for fun at Target...
This was the best I could do.