It doesn't help that I enjoy being indoors cooking and cleaning and don't notice they've been in the house all day until 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
We've been on walks, went to the Wild Bird Sanctuary and hockey games. Not too exciting but why am I the one who has to amuse them? They are 13, 11 and 10. Is it really my responsibility to occupy them? If left up to me, I'd have them cleaning. They really don't want me to find something to do.
When I was a kid, I was out riding bikes and roller skating all day with my brother and my friends and didn't come home until the street-lights came on. I know it's a different world out there but how can bikes, sidewalk chalk, bubble stuff, a treehouse, 2 feet, a couple of parks within a 2 minute walk, warm, sunny days, friends nearby and green grass equal "I'm bored"?