I am so bored.

This has been going on for days. Maybe a week now. Part of it is physical… I’ve been having an exhaustion issue so I just don’t have the energy to do things. But fuck, I am bored as hell. Even staring at my laptop… at my fiction… writing of any kind. My brain is fried.

The kids haven’t had homework for the last week and a half… they’ve been bored after school. Tomorrow is their last day. The boredom is only going to get worse. I know some people are all about the ‘go outside‘ thing but it’s so humid right now it’s disgusting outside. Don’t know how the rest of the summer will be…

The beach is nice and not far but I guarantee the kids will be bored after about 20 minutes. Plus, once school is out, it’s going to be so damn crowded everywhere… ugh. No place to park… or paying a premium to do so. Suck. I know… I’m kind of a hermit. The exception is going to Mom’s (pool)… which we can do some days… but it’s an hour away with no traffic (which is never). We’ll go some days anyway… but not sure it’ll be more than once/week. Maybe we’ll stay over for a night here and there.

My daughter can come up with all sorts of little projects… as can I… but my son is not interested. It was so much easier to entertain them when they were younger! My son can occupy himself with his phone for way longer than I should allow… but even with that, eventually, he’s bored.

Maybe if I was raking in money, we could do more stuff… but you know, unemployment and all, I have to watch the spending. I wonder if I still know how to roller skate. That could be hilarious. Or it could result in injury. We love mini-golf… but not when it’s 90Β°F. Oh… bowling. I don’t know…

At least they have a karate belt test this afternoon. But I don’t know how to fix me. I’m empty. Even while I’m home alone… which I usually love even if just to write… I’m so bored… and the exhaustion is killing me. I’m totally unmotivated… and I could fall asleep at any moment.

End of whiny post.

Image from the book ‘I’m Bored’ written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated byΒ Debbie Ridpath Ohi

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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59 Responses to boredom.

  1. Boredom sucks. And yes, it was much easier to entertain kids when they were younger. I don’t know, man. It’s hard when money is an issue and fickle kids start bitching about doing something. What about free stuff? I assume you’re near/in a large city? Museums, street fairs, etc?

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  2. The V Pub says:

    The thought just occurred to me. Boredom spelled backwards is moderoB? Well, it appears that I’m bored, too. Today isn’t a good day to not be bored. Humid and hot, so just chill inside with a good book. Tomorrow is another day with more promise. Glass half full, right?

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  3. Marquessa says:

    Its too muggy for outdoor stuff but do you garden? When I started growing herbs, veggies, etc my nieces and nephews couldn’t visit often enough to grow their own stuff in “their space” though they are finicky eaters. It kept them busy and they loved taking “food” home to cook or give away…just a thought.

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    • Thank you! I’m not much of a gardener. I wish I was… my mom is amazing with that but I tend to kill everything… or it gets eaten by wildlife… lol. It’s something I should try again sometime. A little late this year, though. 😦

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  4. Meghan Tregellis says:

    Want to beta read my half assed novel? Ugh! Even though you already read it? (Joking) I have too many changes to make anyway. However, Rob’s right… how about a good book? This weather is hideous. We are about to get the strong thunderstorms that should cool things off and then they’re headed your way!

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  5. Haylee says:

    I feel for you with the weather – same across here and everyone just looks like they’ve run back to back marathons through a river of sweat.
    As for the kids, have you tried geocaching? Can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before. It’s treasure hunting using GPS and there are caches hidden everywhere. You can get an app (prob a few dollars) then it helps you locate them. Might appeal to your son if he likes using his phone, gets you outdoors (once it’s cooler) and the containers have all sorts of trinkets in them. Of course, if you’ve heard of it, you’ll know all this!

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  6. Boredom really does suck. Suck suck suck!!! I seem to be going through this often these days also. Always tired always bored. Roller blading is fun. But in summer sigh😱😱😱 I agree with The V Pub… maybe just stay where it’s cool with a book and maybe DVD’s for the kids?

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  7. Lol don’t say that 😁 I remember I was 12 when my dad gave me a pair as a Christmas gift. I still have marks from injuries I sustained but man it was worth itπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ maybe a day at a theme park on a cooler day?

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  8. Someone, somewhere told me that boredom was the fuel that keeps our imagination and creativity burning.
    I have no idea who that person was, and I’m obviously not listening to them anymore πŸ˜‰

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  9. Oh, God, I’m feeling the same! Right now it’s raining like crazy, so loud against the Windows and I’m fighting a stupid upper respiratory infection. Saw doctor yesterday, on augmentin now. But I’ve got a headache and sore throat and the thought of writing my boring fiction isn’t appealing to me. Some bowling alleys here have unlimited summer kids bowling for a flat price. Don’t know if they do that by you or not. Our park district has some free events. Also I think some Regal theaters have free or cheap kids movies if you have those by you. I’m so bored I’ve been playing Candy Crush lately πŸ™‚

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    • I was just playing Candy Crush… LOL… I’m on level 1489… so um… yeah. I’m so sorry you’re sick! That’s the worst. I’ve got to look into this kind of kids’ stuff. I’m just so bored as unmotivated and exhausted… bleh. I hope things change soon… for both of us!

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  10. Boredom is terrible, especially when it’s with kids. I’d pack them up for the beach and tell them to get over it while I read a good book.

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  11. I wish I had some good advice but what got me out of my last epic boredom streak a few weeks ago was realising that I was fixating on something to compensate for my lack of interest. So I threw myself into writing, watching a TV series etc. Eventually it helped. The best thing is to try hard not to focus on the fact that you’re bored. Easier said than done, though!

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    • I wish I could throw myself into writing… I keep sitting here at the keyboard staring at a blank page. I don’t know why but I can’t seem to write much of anything. It’s kind of killing me! Usually when I’m bored, I can at least write even if I know I should be doing something else. Right now, I can’t even write… it sucks!

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