Sometimes it's admittedly easier to just say 'yes' when they
beg ask to watch a TV show, but the results when they are instead sent outside to play are ever so much more delightful (if not messier, noisier, etc etc).
The latest favourite activity is retrieving containers from the recycling bin and creating new 'dishes' out of them, using water, dirt, leaves, flowers and so on.
Today was 'honey water' and 'coconut smoothie'.... as I was asked to sniff them several times, I can confirm they did indeed smell very good.
A little boredom and a lot of outside time leads to childhood magic.
Yes, there will still be TV shows but something tells me these moments are the one they might remember most fondly from childhood (well, they will certainly be more photographed, haha!).
Project 52: A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2017.