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Boredom Schmoredom (with Toilet Paper Strips)

It’s been a number of months since I’ve posted in this theme. Fortunately, that is not at all because the girls have stopped being creative in their play, but simply because other stuff has gotten in line to be posted … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with wooden blinds)

Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, says boredom is the precursor to creativity. In an interview with founder and CEO of The Mother Company, Abbie Shiller, Mr. Payne suggests: Allow your children to be bored. I like to call it the … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Wood and Clay)

Can you guess what these are? Of course not, right? Well, they’re the Fimo People that Xi and Echo created the other day with the help of some unemployed wooden blocks they’d picked up from the living room floor. They’ve … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Architectural Beading)

Welcome back for another installment of Boredom Schmoredom! This time, we see what happens when kids use things in ways for which they were not intended. I’m celebrating this, in part, because I got in trouble so often for just this … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with yard debris)

For those of you who haven’t yet seen this series, the basic gist comes from Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting, wherein he suggests that we give our children ample opportunities to experience a little boredom, or more precisely, to … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with Photo Journalism)

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Echo has a story to tell her grandpa, Juju. It’s about daily life in her household, and her medium is in the form of a couple-dozen-odd digital photographs. Each one was individually significant for her, and each one specifically chosen … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (the fashion magazine)

Our girls are wizards of the pretend world. They can take any miniscule piece of factual information, or scrap of a semi-functional prop, and turn it into the grandest story line of all time. Often the premise is quite simple … Continue reading

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