Posted on | July 12, 2012 | 3 Comments
Life in general improves when you have a small child, but boring days become much more boring. Watching every show on your DVR is a bit neglectful, and my toddler will slam my laptop shut if I attempt to type anything longer than an email. Sometimes it takes a bit of a game plan to beat the funk. Before bed tonight I started making a list of things to do tomorrow, and I figured I’d share my ideas here. I’m trying to make this blog more personal, and maybe these will give you something to do - Better yet, you can comment with your own ideas!
Buy coconut juice. I am obsessed with the stuff lately. Coconut water is boring, but coconut juice is sweet and full of pulp. It isn’t the healthiest drink, but it’s a lot better than the energy drinks and diet cola I usually jones for. I get really attached to my vices! (It is also on my daily list to drink more water. A lot more. I like mine at room temperature, never iced.)
The closest place to buy coconut juice is at the bodega a few blocks from my apartment. I love being greeted in Spanish, and they sell a lot more fresh and interesting foods than the convenience store at the gas station.
Write up blog post ideas and outlines – by hand. This could be any type of writing, really. That novel that’s already half-finished in your head, a personal manifesto, or just your dream shopping list. A fellow blogger wrote recently about how the Internet – always typing, never physically writing – has turned her once-perfect handwriting into that of a serial killer. How’s your penmanship these days?
Make bird feeders. My son just loves birds, and I love how quaint and whimsical feeders look. Carly over at Chic Steals recently made this milk-carton bird feeder with her son, and I especially love these cookie cutter bird feeders. Both are cheap projects, and the trip to buy bird seed is another activity in itself – We love to visit PetSmart, which works as a mini-zoo in a pinch.
Put together our camping list. I really need to get a budget and a shopping list together for our annual camping trip, which happens the first week of August.
Do some t-shirt surgery. There is an entire garbage bag of clothes in my closet just waiting to be hacked up into something better. I’m planning to make this super easy DIY tank top, as well as some other tops for myself out of my husband’s old tees.
Clean the apartment. I hit the place with a good spring-cleaning not too long ago, but it could still use some dusting and some major toy re-organization. My bathroom floor also needs a good clean, but that is my number one least favorite chore.
It’s 4am and I’m officially crazy, as my child gets up at 9am on average. But at least I won’t spend my Thursday tired and bored.
What are you doing today? What are your go-to activities when you or your kids are bored?