The importance of doing nothing

Maybe just watch the sky?

For a while I have been thinking about forcing myself and the kids to get bored. And yesterday I read this article from Fast Company on how to get more creative which sealed the deal. Just like they say in the story all our toys and phones and stuff provides us of never being bored. I remember when I was a kid just chillin and making stuff out of nothing. during my summers we never had any TV – I didn’t like that but I also remember the whole family being together building stuff, drawing a lot, playing games and I never really remember being bored. Not like my kids can be. They want to be entertained all the time. We don’t entertain them all the time but maybe give them a bit too many solutions of what they can do with their time.

And I now wonder if that helped me being creative today.

Today we had a test run. I raked leaves (don’t know if it counts for doing nothing but it put me in some kind of trance).
The kids first acted like lost chickens but then started to paint stones. And then they started bringing out more drawing supplies to make posters.

Cause they wanted to have a Circus. They posted boards in the whole village but forgot naming time and place. I guess it was a good thing cause they didn’t really have an act. I asked della what would happen if someone came to see the show.
-Oh they will wait or go home or whatever.

Beppe chose another approach to do nothing day. He simply sat in the hammock and slept.

I still think it’s a good thing. I will get more bored.

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Jenny at dos family
April 13, 2012 at 20:37

Så fint berättat.