How many times this summer have you heard the words “Mom, I am bored?”
Guess what? It is okay for them to feel boredom. When I was a kid, I don’t remember feeling boredom. Do you? I also don’t remember having my mom fill each moment of my day with things to do. I happily played outside from morning to night exploring, using my imagination and playing make-believe.
We’d play school, build sandcastles in the sandbox. I’d be a hairdresser to my dolls and play Barbie all day long. Looking back the world seemed simpler for us. I’d lay on my back with my Gramma and pick pictures out of the clouds. Life was slow, but I was never bored.
Let Them Be Bored
Magical experiences come from boredom. Creativity is born inside your child when they reach the point of boredom. Recently, I watched a Facebook video from Alyson Schafer on boredom that gave me permission to allow my kids to reach boredom. She has some great advice that is worth a watch.
Surprisingly, my children haven’t complained of boredom too much this summer. They’ve been too busy climbing the many trees on our four acres.
Every chance they have they are up a tree. Eating popsicles in a tree, reading in the tree, shooting water guns from the tree. At first, I wasn’t too happy. I didn’t want to spend summer with a child with a broken arm or leg. I would continue to tell them to at least stay low on the tree.
Let Kids Be Kids
Then a wise man told me to let kids be kids. Let them explore, climb the tree and let their creativity run wild. Give them the tools they need for success. Teach them how to be safe in the tree and if they break a leg, they break a leg; that is part of their story.
I’ve taken his advice and letting our kids be kids. They have been happy, creative, and they haven’t been bored.
Let Them Be Bored that is when magic happens!
In My First Aid Kit
After a long day of playing in trees and being creative, they have a shower, and we do a nightly check for ticks. And since I cannot protect them from all the mishappenings from the day we have to break out the first aid kit almost nightly.
Bumps and bruises happen when you have active boys and girls, so I always pair a mommy’s kiss with Orange Naturals Bumps+Bruises tincture for kids. This homeopathic remedy is a must for everyone’s first aid kit. It will come to the rescue of minor bruises, swelling and sore muscles due to strains and sprains from tumbles and rumbles. Pull out the ice pack and your Orange Naturals Bumps + Bruises for kids remedy and it will soothe away all your aches and pains.
Another summer must have in your first aid kit this summer is Orange Naturals Bites+Stings Cream with arnica. Orange Naturals Homeopathic Creams are a quick, convenient remedy for common injuries or complaints like bug bites, joint pain, eczema, and acne. Specially formulated based on the principles of homeopathic medicine, using natural ingredients that are clean and pure, and set on a soft base of exceptionally moisturizing shea butter, beeswax, and MCT oils from coconut.
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