Monday, June 30, 2014

Never be bored again

I hear so many people complain about being bored or about their kids being bored, and I can't understand it. I've never been bored in my life and I don't think hubby had either. Want to know the secret to never being bored again? Read!

Read books, magazines, cereal boxes, blog posts...anything that you enjoy. Life is too short to read things you don't like.

We've shared this secret with kids since they were babies. They have never said the "b" word before. How can anyone be bored when there are books, etc., to be explored?

I'm only being slightly facetious about "the secret." It is true that our kids have never complained that they were bored, and it is true that it's all because of reading. I have photos to prove it.
Son1 around 10 months old; perusing the Sandra Boynton book, "But Not the Hippopotamus". It's a book I read to him from the time he was 2 months old.

Son1 around 1 years old, reading an issue of Babybug Magazine

Son1 around 1.5 years old, reading a Winnie The Pooh book

Son1 a little over 2; Son2 around 5 months old

Son1 about 2.5 years old; Son2 about 9 month old
 I wish I had a taken a photo of Son1 at age 3 when he was reading our "Organic Gardening's Guide to Insect and Disease Control." He was reading everything from board books to guide books for adults.
Son1 close to 3; Son2 around 1 years old

Son1 around 4 years old

Son1, still around 4 years old

Son1 around 5 years old; yes, that is "Socks" by Beverly Cleary
You've probably figured out by now that this was just an excuse to post cute baby photos of the kids. ;)

What about you? Do you, or your kids, complain of being bored?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams