What is it with children these days? They have more stuff that you can shake a stick at and yet they are still bored. My lot are particularly bad at this. They have access to computers, tablets, games consoles, toys, books, board games, art and craft stuff, the great outdoors and the television if they really must, and they can't think of anything to do!
I would quite happily let them do all or any of the above for as long as they liked, if it meant that I'd have five minutes peace to do something for me, instead I have been sent into the loft to search for toys that I didn't realise were there, been asked for money for a trip to the library to rent out a video game (no wonder my purse is always empty) and spent most of the early part of the week reorganising our stash of Lego for ease of model building.
The result? Well, DS1 and DD1 picked up their video games and also a book or two, DD2 has spent the week playing with dolls rather than being glued to Cbeebies, and DS2 and 3 have been building Lego models happily rather than playing on the Xbox.
I've decided that being bored isn't always a bad thing. My children have been content with their own company, there have been less arguments than normal and I'm sure our electricity bill might have actually come down a bit. If only I could get them all to have a lie in occasionally!