Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's a swear.

"Bored" is. Soooo sick of that word.

Oh, and . ..

"Our house isn't fun."

That really gets me. How? 'Cause we only have 400 games instead of 500? 100 toys instead of 200?

So I took this idea my sis told me about and tweaked it a tad.

The "Bored?" jar.

Tell me you're bored? Go pick a slip of paper.

You might get lucky,

you might get totally screwed.

I'd say 70% is the good (good for me, hehehe) stuff:
-do the dishes
-fold the laundry
-sweep and mop

and the boys #1 most dreaded:
-change the baby's diaper

You might pull out a good one:
-go to the park
-make cookies

and so forth. It's a roll of the dice, boys.

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Kristi said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaa... genius!! Even my husband was chuckling and agreed that this is a great idea.

Kristi said...

I just had to share this on Facebook. :-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this! totally stealing it!!!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

I think my girls might actually find things to do on their own, and make no more mention of their boredom with just the jar sitting there.
Great idea!!
I think I'll make one for myself with "Eat Chocolate" on each slip of paper.
Blessings to you as you make your home!

Mo said...

You'll have to tell me how it works. My friend Carrie loves it and her kids are older too. I'd like to read all of yours though because you think up funny things.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That is fun. You should link up to All Thingz Related later in the week they are doing a kid project theme linky.

Jessie said...

What a fabulous idea! I might be stealing too. I hate "I'm bored." I always say, "No, you're just boring."

chris w said...

Your papers would be fun to read. There's always the chance someone could end up in a tutu. ;)

Janelle Bartlome said...

Dude, I do this to! I have a huge list of things to do. (most of them fun). I will have to give you a copy (if I can find it).

Lori said...

What an awesome idea, I bet they are coming up with their own solutions, instead of the dreaded jar!

dena4kids said...

I love it! Good idea!(all of mine would be cleaning things. Well maybe one fun thing.=)

erinjoy said...

HAHA, that's awesome, Great idea!

Pressed Petals said...

I may have to make one of those.

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

Himself and I are both sitting here saying, "That's so clever!" which is secret parent code for, 'DAMN! Why didn't we think of that!'

And you have four kids not three, we should be ahead in the brain cell count.

1 Funky Woman said...

Genius! I think this is a fab idea, especially with school almost out!

Carisa Knox said...

That is the BEST idea I have every heard. Good going Momma! We may have to do the same this summer!

Emily said...

That is sucj a good idea. I will have to keep that in mind for when my girls are older.

Anny said...

This is PURE GENIUS! I remember complaining to my mom about being bored as a kid and she would always look shocked and ask how I could be bored with so much to do in the house.

I was just thinking about this the other day - even though I don't live with a family I spend all day cleaning, organizing, cooking and baking. There just isn't time to be bored LOL

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Absolutely hilarious.

The Schoonies said...

trent was reading your posts tonight with me. at the end he said "i am not sure whether to think mandi is funny or just crazy!!!":)

Audra said...

This is a faboo idea. Wish I would have thought of this with my kiddos...too late now...21 and nearly 16!

Will pass this on to my dear friend and to my sister, both of these extraordinary ladies have five year old kids.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Bored is a common word in my house too. Great idea!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!