Miss J, "Mum, I'm bored."
Miss J, "I'm bored."
Miss J, "I'm bored, mum."
Me, "Say that again? I don't understand you?"
Miss J, "Mum! I'm! BORED!"
Me, (Squinting at her)..... "But you don't look like a board....." (Taking her hand and shaking it so her whole arm wobbles) "And you don't feel like a board...." (Licking the side of her face) "Yuck, you certainly don't taste like a board....."
Miss J, "No mum, that's not what I mean!"
Me, "Oh! Well what do you mean?"
Miss J, "I mean my mind is becoming restless from lack of stimulation and I would like an enriching activity to focus my thoughts on before I lose all ability to concentrate and my body becomes too fatigued to embrace any action!"
Me, "Oh. I see. Um, how old are you again?"
Miss J, *Sigh* "I'm four and 3 twelfths, mum."
Me, "Right. Just checking. So an enriching activity to focus your thoughts on, hey?"
Miss J, "Yep..."
Me, "Well, we could go for a walk and see how many fairies we can spot.... Or we could go take some photos.... Or we could...."
Miss J, "Oooh! Oooh! I know!!!!!! We can go pick our noses and feed it to the dog!"
Me, "....... Umm...... You go, I'll keep thinking."