Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Bored or Lazy?

Bored is a big word for kids during the summer. It is defined as "to make weary by being dull, repetitive, or tedious," implying that you are actually doing an activity of which you become weary. It is really not the right word for just sitting around, doing nothing, complaining and eating Pringles.
Today, I was talking with my daughter about something I was doing. She asked "Do you like it?"
I responded, "No, I am bored" (the proper use of the word).
Her response was, "Well, you can just be bored at home, without having to leave the house."
I thought about it and told her, "Good point."
And it was.