Friday, November 09, 2007

It's Boring to Me

Yesterday I had three calls from the school nurse (my sidebar is really getting filled up). Mason was sick. And Carter had two separate head injuries (besides a goose egg on the back of his head, he is fine).

When I picked up Mason, I was expecting him to be really sick. He wasn't. Thankfully for both of us. He was coughing in class and spit up a little bit. It wasn't a stomach virus, just a cough. Whew!

So after I put Sawyer down for a nap, Mason, Spenser and I sat down at the dining room table and crafted while listening to Christmas music on XM radio (via the laptop). I made gift tags. Some for Christmas, some for everyday and just in case.

I got out the craft box and the boredom bucket. They stamped. Hole-punched. Drew. Did origami. Made crowns of paper. Painted wooden and plaster things. You name it, they did it. I thought we were having a great time. While I was fixing dinner, Mason (5) asked me if I wanted to paint. I told him I was fixing dinner and I couldn't paint right now. This was our little conversation:

Mason: "But, Mom, you didn't do anything fun today."

Me: "Yes, I did. I made gift tags."

Mason: "That's not fun, that's boring."

Me: "It was fun, Mason. It wasn't boring to me."

Mason: "Well, it was boring to me!"

What a funny little man! I'm sorry I bored him.


nikki said...

Carter and Mason look they have a competition on who will see the nurse the most.
I hope everyone is feeling better today!

Katie Jean said...

haha what a cute story! I love the boredom bucket idea!

nikko said...

Cute story from Mason. My K is the same way "when are you going to do something fun with me today, mommy?" Usually right in the middle of making dinner.

Your gift tags are pretty!

Karyn said...

That is so funny! I do love the photos. Your tags look great. Is that the MS baker's twine that you used for the tag strings?

laeroport said...

Gee, mom, you are dull. I love Spenser with the scissors. Such concentration - just so long as she keeps them on the paper.
I hope you have a great weekend, free of coughs and goose-eggs.

beki said...

Hee hee, that's funny!

amandajean said...

most days I am too selfish to let my kids craft....I just hate the clean up and the having to save every single paper snippet until the end of time. we do a lot of coloring and drawing together instead.

looks like your little ones had a blast. (for the most part, anyway.)

gwendomama said...

just read your comment on laura's blog about boys, the raising of them. and how it can. be. difficult. at times.

very poignant words, my comrade.

Mirre said...

He'll learn to appreciate it ;)

Little Munchkins said...

I love the idea of a boredom bucket. The tags look great too. Is is paper or fabric tags?

capello said...

hey! i love your tags!

i need to be makin' some of those myself!

Cici said...

that is too funny! boring him for several hours straight and not a peep. until right in the middle of dinner prep.