Thursday, January 29, 2009

There's No Such Word as Bored!

We've been out of school since Tuesday because of the weather. The first snow day is always fun. I can catch up on some sleep, do some extra reading and journaling, and like Sister Jeana mentioned have some impromptu retreat time or time to practice music. After a while, however, you long for your regular routine.

I remember when we were growing up, we would proclaim, "Mooooooooom, I'm bored." My mom's response was always the same, "Bored? Bored? There's no such word in the English language! You can't be bored." She would then tell us we should clean the kitchen or help with laundry if we were bored. Of course, we weren't bored when she mentioned that and we found plenty of other things to occupy our time.

Because of my mom's wisdom, we learned to find things to do or new things to learn rather than stating we were bored. I remember also declaring there was nothing to eat right after she got back from the grocery store? Did anyone else ever do this?

Nowadays I find myself repeating the things that my mom used to say to me when I was growing up. Do you do this? You know, the things that your parents would say that would annoy you at the time, but now make perfect sense.

I am truly grateful for the many lessons and words of wisdom my mom has taught me.

1 comment:

  1. That was the same at our house. "Bored" was considered a 4-letter word and we weren't supposed to say it. If we did, like Sister Catherine's house, we were found work to do so we wouldn't be bored any more. Needless to say, we learned to not be bored!