As a stay-at-home mom, my challenge is how to entertain my children. No matter how many toys they have, they seem to find the time to get bored. As soon as I put down my first cup of coffee in the morning, they come to me and ask about their activities for the day. Definitely, school spares me from their boredom. But when the weekend comes, they often complain about getting bored.
Spending the entire day watching television is not an option for me. My kids only get a few hours of TV every day. I would rather have them playing with their toys than watching TV. This is why I have thought of simple ways to keep my kids active and entertained.
Depending on the budget, our activities can range from daily swimming lessons at the nearby gym to tearing paper for decoupage. On certain weekends, I have them help me me cook and bake. Although it sounds exciting, it can also get pretty tiring. The mess and chaos is enough to drive me nuts. But, of course, cleaning up is also part of the whole activity. It really keeps them very busy. Even if it takes longer for me to cook and more dishes to wash, I allow them to create a dish.
Walking or jogging at the park is also a fun activity; we get to race and outdo each other.This really gets them tired that when we get home, they eat, wash up, and sleep.
As a stay-home mom, I really try to come up with activities for my kids. I am already preparing a calendar of activities for the summer. It is normal that children get bored. As a parent, it is my responsibility to keep them active and curious. It is a challenging task. But with creativity and patience, it can be done.