Our children can entertain themselves for long stretches of time. I fear it’s the result of exceedingly boring parents.

I’ve always been impressed with our children’s ability to entertain themselves for long stretches of time without any parental intervention.

It’s nothing we can take credit for, unless Elysha and I are so boring that our kids have been forced to find ways to have fun without us.

My son is especially happy doing things that I would find exceptionally mundane and boring. Yesterday my wife taught him how to use the foot pedal to open the trash can lid automatically.

He spent the next 30 minutes looking for things to throw away.

He’s also perfectly happy creating orderly piles and lines before destroying them completely.