Boring summer

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    Or at least it is if you ask my children.

    Summer rules are in full swing (no TV, video games, game boy or computer until 5:00) and for some reason they can find nothing to do.

    It's not hot enough to turn the air on so it's just as nice outside as it is in and yet they still won't get out of the house. Maybe it's the fact that I have a 13 yr old who thinks everything is boring???????

    There's a pool, a park and friends within 2 miles of the house.

    I've started pulling out the school summer packets the teachers sent home. We also go to the library reading program once a week. HELP HELP HELP
     
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    they can always garden
     
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    Gardening is good. If memory hasn't dimmed too much, I seem to remember that my suggestion of cleaning out drawers, closets, basement, and garage, suddenly made the older kids find something more exciting! ;)
     
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    Didn't plant one this year.

    Of course if I suggest work, like cutting the lawn, my son says, "why do you always find work for me when I say I'm bored"??????

    He hates my answer which is always "if you don't want me to find work then stop hanging around complaining."

    I remember being gone all day during the summer and not coming home until the street lamps came on.

    Well I'm off to take them swimming, that should take a couple of hours.

    I have a feeling the lawn is going to look very nice tomorrow, teenagers geez.:lalala:
     
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    And it's only the beginning of summer break..:rotflmao:

    Hey Manu says gardening..I say, "clean your room" that'll get em OUTSIDE!:rotflmao:
     
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    We didn't do a garden this year, since the dog ate all my pumpkins last year. Figured it wouldn't be worth it.

    We're doing a library camp, and an afternoon reading period. Our library is the "noncompetitive" type. Other libraries offer prizes if the kid reads 50 books or something like that, but our library doesn't do competitions where kids could "lose." :(

    We have a box turtle, and are creating a habitat for that. Swimming is always good. I'm breaking out the teacher packet week after next, since the library camp is next week. We are going to build a tunnel-like structure out of PVC pipes with holes drilled in them attached to a hose, and do water math. I flash them basic math facts, and if they get it right, they get to run through the sprinkler tunnel. Camping out this weekend. Daily chores always kills some time. The older girls write to their pen pals. Arts & crafts.

    Just some ideas. I think your kids are a little older than mine. It's tough, I know. Hang in there! :)
     
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    my 8 year old son was bored day two of summer....i made him dig a ditch.....he has not been bored since
     
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    Thanks for the tips.

    My library has a certain number of books for the week and they get a coupon for the stores around town, free drinks, slushies things like that.

    I keep driving by the church waiting for the bible school sign to go up.

    They have daily chores, cleaning their rooms, running the vacuum things like that. My 13 yr old is the worst though for the I'm bored rant the others are 10, 8 and just shy of 4. I think it's the age I don't remember him being SOOOOOO very bored last year.

    Well anyway the sunscreen is all slathered on so away we go.
     
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    *looking around yard to see if I need any ditches*
     
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    What 8 yr old boy would love that? Seriously?

    Was it because he was "allowed"?:laugh:
     

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