The Kids Were Bored

They Were Bored … Honest! 

If you read my post from last week about the bird that flew into my house and then proceeded to shit purple shit all over the place, you will understand just where I am in my life!

If not, here is a brief recap: There are 2 bushes/shrubs off my verandah that have hear dark purple berries on them. The birds eat the berries and then shit everywhere!

The birds eat the berries then shit all over my verandah!

So, this afternoon I had a brain wave!

After my kids complained for the 100th time that they were bored, I tasked them with the “super fun” and “helpful and important” game. The game of picking ALL the berries off the bushes so the birds don’t make a mess!

They thought this was a fabulous idea, and totally understood how they were “helping mommy!”


After they were all ‘set’, I did what any mother in her right mind on a Friday afternoon would do. I poured myself a glass of wine and took pictures. Just to have proof of my genius idea of how to keep kids busy and have fun.

Bonus points: it’s outdoors in all the nature.

what moms do when their kids are busy

Unfortunately, by the time I finished writing up this hilarious post filled with inspiration, sarcasm and wine, they had given up with the ‘boring’ task. They are now back on the iPad asking Siri random questions. Questions such as, “How many sleeps until Easter?”!

It was fun while it lasted!

Happy Friday people! Enjoy your weekend. Don’t forget to check back in next week for more fun and inspiring ideas on how to keep your kids busy. Busy enough so you can get shit done whilst drinking wine (and blogging)!

You’re Welcome!

This post is linked to the following linkys: 
The Tale of Mummyhood
One Messy Mama
Life Love and Dirty Dishes


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    1. Definitely!!! Well worth it for 5 minutes break! ?

    1. haha … thanks. Maybe my in-laws weren’t as far off as I’d like to think when they referred to me as “the lazy queen”!

  3. Ha-ha Such funny reading. The kids are interfering with your wine drinking. ? Excited to see what you think of next week. #globalblogging

  4. More ideas like this please & thank you! I am always looking for ways to incorporate wine into activities! It’s a win/win!


  5. I regularly allow my girls to play ‘Match the Socks from the Washing Pile’. It’s a great game, and they love it. Honest… ish. 😉 #TriumphantTales

    1. Haha … I always forget this one! Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Brilliant! It was good while it lasted hey?! Thanks for joining #TriumphantTales, hope to see you back next week! 🙂

  7. #triumphanttales move the bush, it seems easier. Although i like your glass pulling idea – alas most mummy ideas don’t last long.

  8. What a lovely garden you have! How did you get the blueberry trees there? Do you grow them yourself? I want to do this but I’m scared I would kill all of the trees lol hey at least the girls were entertained for a little while! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

    1. They aren’t blueberries that you buy in the shops. My girls know NOT to eat them. And I can’t take credit for the garden. It was like that when we moved in, but thank you. I’d probably have killed it all by now to if I didn’t have a weekly garden service. lol

  9. This is genius. The wine and the delegating of tasks. I am going to try this. I wonder if I can convince my two that cleaning the house is fun? #FridayFrolics

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