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Negative Nancy! Please go now!

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Is your child a Negative Nancy?

Summer is here and as much as kids loooooove not going to school the fun quickly fades and you hear those ever fateful words, "Moooooooom, I'm bored!"

Sure, there's the boredom jar:

I'm bored jar

But sometimes it seems like everything you suggest is met with a negative reply. "Noooo mom! There are CHORES in that jar, I don't want to do CHORES."

Those kinds of requests when I was a kid were met with, "Then I guess you're not bored enough, are you?" But I was. I was SO bored. Fortunately, for parents and kids alike, summer doesn't last forever and our kidlets will eventually find something to do to unbore themselves, albeit with a lot of whining and complaining but you learn to tune that out! My mom would have LOVED Pinterest when I was a kid and we're lucky enough as moms to have the internet for a quick search on non-boring summer activities.

Are your kids a Negative Nancy sometimes? Do you know any adults that are like that as well? What do you do?

by on Jun. 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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by Colleen on Jun. 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Not yet anyway....dreading the day I start hearing that!  lol

by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Sometimes. I try to keep them busy most of the time
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by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 8:45 AM

He isn't. Yet.

by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM
DD didn't say it but she posted it on Facebook. We try to get them out everyday right now since we are unemployed.
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