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March 18, 2020

If You’re Bored List!

We are all facing quite a few challenges in the next few weeks (months?!) being stuck at home because of this dang coronavirus.  Are you being safe? I hope so! To relieve anxiety over $$$ and school, I’m trying to do something productive with my feelings because action is the antidote to despair!    My list-making brain has kicked into high gear!  When in doubt, MAKE A LIST!  If you live with someone who gets easily bored,  it’s important to make an “If You’re Bored List.”  Mostly because it will remind you of all of the things you like to do and could do when you find yourself feeling bored.  One of my goals in the next few weeks is to try to fill our time with ACTIVITIES that do not involve loafing on the couch, watching TV, or playing video games. 

This is the list I made for Cooper to refer to. 

I’ve been adding to it when I think of something else he can do.

I taped it up to our kitchen window next to his proposed homeschool schedule for quick reference:

Sidenote: have a family meeting and discuss a schedule/time expectations. IT HELPS.

Here’s one of my lists during this time… I’m hoping to accomplish some stuff around the house when I’m not busy with work.

I’ve already completed my Prop Closet Project because I needed to channel my nervous energy.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Project #1 complete! Prop closet is organized and clean! Swipe through for before/after photos. #highstraightenance #shutterbeanhouse

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Here’s my boredom list. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration there??! 

And if you need some ideas of how to cure boredom, I have some posts to inspire!

Melted Crayon Art with Kids

This is the only art activity that Cooper likes doing with me…sigh…but also YAY.

Kids in the Kitchen

I’ve already had Cooper make his own lunch & breakfast while he’s at home.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Make your own gratitude journal!

We have a lot to be thankful for, mostly OUR HEALTH!

Kitchen Spring Cleaning

I’ll probably be working on this soon!

Keeping Creativity Alive

All the things I like to do to get myself out of a creative rut.

Keeping a Sketchbook -take classes with Skillshare! Find more on Shutterbean.com

Keeping a Sketchbook Inspiration

I’ll be working in mine and in my Currently Workbook too!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

Watercolor Classes with Skillshare

I’m definitely busing out my watercolor kit and painting this week. 

Speaking of Skillshare….

Here’s two months free when you sign up!

Art with Kids on Skillshare! See more on Shutterbean.com!

The biggest gift you can give a child is your undivided attention and TIME!

Art with Kids on Skillshare! See more on Shutterbean.com!

If you wanna see some of my favorite art supplies…

Check out my Favorite Art Supplies!

If you want an IF YOU’RE BORED TEMPLATE like the one above, sign up for my newsletter below and you’ll get the link!

Share your lists with me on @shutterbean & @thehandwritingclub  

Good luck not being bored!!

Oh!  I almost forgot. I have so many LISTS FOR YOU TO ENJOY! 

I’m rooting for us!

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  • Judith Foster

    Email from my brother today…”The truth is, it’s not so boring at home. But it’s interesting how one bag of rice had 7456 grains and another bag – 7,489″. Ha….

  • Phyll

    Thank you for your comment — my husband and I couldn’t stop laughing.

  • Mari

    now that’s funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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