Confessions of an Addict [20]: Bored Children were Bored

We try to spend our weekends at the cabin as much as we can. And when we’re there, we’ve got nothing but time, silence and each other to occupy ourselves. The closest semblance of civilization is about twenty minutes away and there’s no WiFi for the kids’ hand-held devices. In short, they tend to get bored and they make sure to tell us this sentiment at a 25-second interval. It’s the most tiring thing, second only to, “are we there yet?”

We were there this past weekend and things were pretty much status quo. After about the 2,234th time that they lamented how bored they were, I gave my oldest my iPhone and told her to do with it however she pleases. What was I thinking? She grabbed her brother to the backyard along with my book bag. I didn’t bother asking her what she was going to do with it. She knows the rules; she knows that the books are to be treated like it’s a third child and therefore, their sibling. It took them about half an hour to film and another hour to fiddle with the edits.

Before you watch the video, I feel that I should apologize or explain myself somehow. Please know that I don’t claim to be the perfect mother. We do our best to be the best parents we can. We make sure they mind their manners but give these kids enough freedom and they’re sure to shock and awe. I’m equal parts proud and mortified by what these two kids have managed to do with the iPhone.

Please excuse the following:

  • My six-year old’s milk moustache.
  • His affection for the word, booger.
  • His affiliation with the gang called, PEACE.
  • His spit on your screen. 

I’ve watched this video so many times and have debated whether or not to post; but, man. I can’t resist. I like that my daughter thought my blog was weird and my book haul, an abomination. My son has seen way too many You Tube videos since he’s asked that you subscribe to a channel. I have a channel but I don’t post videos. At all. Until this one, at least.

Again, sorry for everything. Lol. 

  • “The Dream Thieves. A bird. A person. BAM.” HAHAHA Your kids are great and your edits to the video just left me laughing even harder.

  • Thanks, Natalie. 🙂

  • Thanks, Melliane!

  • This is hilarious and your kids are too cute. Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh it's really cute! thanks for sharing it's a really nice video!

  • 🙂 They can be.

  • Aw, lol, so adorable. <3 I'm jealous of your cabin. Wish I had a place just like it 🙂

  • I hear ya. I've got books in the basement and that's where the kids usually convene when there's a party in the house. I'm on tenterhooks when they're there.

  • Thanks, Maja. It took a while but they're getting the hang of it. 🙂

  • I love it! My daughter likes taking pictures of her books and she sometimes does videos but they don't leave her leappad since I'm too lazy to put them on the computer. I guess we're good examples, right? My kids are very careful with my books, it's when kids visit that I have panic attacks and guard my bookshelves. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • They are so awesome, Joy! And adorable! And I'm glad you're teaching them to treat books with respect, like siblings. I'm trying to do the same with my 6-year-old too. She mostly tiptoes around them now. 🙂
    “Into the Deep is covered in crumbs and it gave me a papercut.” lololol They really are amazing.

  • Aww, thanks, Tiff. I thought they were cute – for the most part – as well. But eeep! all those inappropriate things. Lol.

  • OMG Joy! Thank you for posting that it honestly made me smile and made my day!! I love that they did that and they are way too cute/sweet. Gotta say the instant replay may or may not have made me laugh like a fool lol

  • Thanks, Fatima Smith. Are we doing lunch on Wednesday, or what? I need an IKEA jaunt. Lol.

  • In love with those two ❤️

  • Thanks, Jay! I hope they'll be able to do another much cleaner vlog lol!

  • Joooooy! Your kids are adorbs! I keep smiling throughout the video ;3 looking forward for more videos with your adorable kids! 🙂

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books