I usually don’t give much weight to what “experts say”, unless of course they agree with what I’ve already been thinking. Currently, my kids are on their summer break and there’s been a lot of Netflix, like hours a day. We are in Texas, it’s hot, mosquitoes and flies are taking over the world – so unless you are swimming, outside provides very little draw. I’m a good outside parent, less so indoors. I get caught up in laundry, dishes, tidying and organizing. Inevitably I look up from whatever I’ve been doing and one of my kids in holed up with the iPad spacing out with Netflix. Hmmm, not how I want them to be spending their summer afternoons but I’m also not willing to entertain them every hour of every day. Enter the treasure that is boredom, the pathway to all sorts of goodness lies at the end of the simple phrase, “I’m bored”.
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