I tried to warn you. I told you guys last week that I'd be hearing that, from at least one child, on a consistant basis. My oldest one is perfectly content holing himself up in his air-conditioned "Batcave", competing with both his real-life friends, and his new friends he's met online with his XBox 360 Live. My little one doesn't know any better, and is also perfectly content to hang out, watch movies or her favorite shows on PBS, and to (hopefully) take her afternoon snooze.
So... you wanna guess who the groaner is? That's right -- it's my oldest daughter.
I can't half blame her, though; I'm going kind of house-happy myself right now. But, with the combination of VERY little cash (after doing a MAJOR grocery shopping run late last week, to insure that we'd have enough food for these bottomless pits of mine, and filling up the tank of my big, honkin' SUV) and the stifling heat and humidity we've been experiencing here in our neck of the woods, there aren't many options left.
I do have free passes to the IMAX theater that I won, but if I take the kids to see a movie there, they're gonna complain when I tell them I can't buy them the "goodies" at the concession stand. I also have free passes to the New England Aquarium, but again... not enough money for all of us to take the "T" into Boston right now. Such a quandry.
So, I've heard it, again and again. "Mom, I'm so booorrreeeeddd!!" I've been trying to fill up her day with projects, but her idea of "fun" isn't necessarily cleaning her room, putting her toys away, or helping me put her laundry away. Hey...guess what, kid? It's not my idea of fun, either!
She finally settled for an afternoon downstairs at Nana's. I guess she figured that Nana could efficiently spoil her, and right now she's probably munching away on her 4479847304584549304983453578478094th cookie, while playing some silly game on my mom's laptop.
Hey, I'm not complaining, really. I don't get to see her sour, mopey puss, and she's leaving my little one alone to sleep peacefully. And a peaceful house means a happy Mama! :)
Only three more days left before the weekend's here, then I'll begin to see the light at the end of the "bored" tunnel. Next week, both girls are signed up for activities at the Boys and Girls' Club again.
Until then, I'll try my best to hang on for dear life.