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:
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?