Only Boring People Are Bored - Free Printable

When I was little, my mom used to say, "Only Boring People are Bored." That must be an old phrase, because I nearly fell out of my chair when Betty Draper said it on Mad Men! Recently, our three year old has started to use the words "bored" and "boring." I have no idea where he learned them, but it wasn't from us. At the risk of sounding pretentious, we don't believe in being bored. We believe in making the most of life; exploring, traveling, learning, creating and doing.
Only Boring People are Bored Free PrintableWe aren't stoic, fun-hating worker bees; we like to relax and watch a movie or sit by the pool as much as anyone else, but we believe in making the most of our precious time together. We don't have "do nothing days" or "pajama days." If that's your thing, that's cool. I'm not judging, everyone is free to do what makes them happy (for the most part). But while you are doing what makes you happy, we'll be doing what makes us happy; planting a garden, visiting the zoo or pretending we are knights and dragons in the backyard. OK, just a sec while I climb down off my soap box!

So, I made this little print to hang on the wall in our home office as sort of a family motto. If you'd like a copy, you can download it here for free.  I'm curious, do your kiddos every say they are "bored?" What do you tell them?
Only Boring People are Bored Free Printable

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  1. My husband says "I'm bored!" sometimes and it drives me NUTS. Why are you telling me this? I want to show him this printable and see what he says...ha! It's very cute, though, and love that frame :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Denise! That would drive me crazy too! I always have a giant "to-do" list, I'd be like "here ya go!" :)

  2. I think people say they're bored when they can't go off and do what they actually want to do, which is not one the many to-do things virtually everyone has to do.