I don't know what it is , but as a mother, I hate to hear those two words....I'm Bored.
When I was little, I learned early on that was a mistake. "Mom, I'm bored" would get me sent outside to weed the flowerbed. It's a miracle I don't hate bachelor buttons to this day! Or I would end up having to go over all of the woodwork in the house. Being bored was not a good thing.
I hate it when The Doodlebug tells me that she's bored. I feel like she has an abundance of things to keep her busy. She can go outside and play. Ride her scooter. Swim. Shoot some hoops. Call a friend and invite them over. Draw. Watch a movie. Read a book. The list could go on and on. Ha, she could go outside and weed the yard. Do the laundry. Wash the dishes. Clean the bathroom.
What do you do when your child(ren) say "I'm bored"?