Local mom drops bored kids off at school three weeks early

From The Babylon Bee.

CHARLOTTE, NC—Local mom Denise James was seen Monday morning dropping her kids off at Hathaway Middle School, which raised a few eyebrows in her community since school doesn’t start for another three weeks.

James’s three children, ages 11, 9, and 7, reportedly spent the day sitting on the front steps of the school, backpacks on, sack lunches in hand. When asked why they were at school early, the oldest, Aiden, said: “We told my mom we were bored… again.”

“They have five iPads upstairs, two dirt bikes in the garage and a water slide, and they want to say they’re BORED? I don’t think so,” James said. “I told them if they said the word ‘bored’ one more time, they were going to school. I wasn’t joking.”

The tension in James’s home began to build at the beginning of July, when the mom of three realized they had gotten to the end of their “summer activities” list a month too soon. VBS, baseball games and science camp ended at the end of June, and with them, James’s sanity.

“I tried to hold on. Other parents told me it would get better,” James explained. “But it didn’t. I couldn’t take it anymore.”

Critics have suggested James’s parenting tactics are too extreme. Others have said she didn’t go far enough. For her part, James shows no signs of changing her mind.

“I have no regrets.”

16 Responses to Local mom drops bored kids off at school three weeks early

  1. beth says:

    So funny

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Beth says:

    Good move mom! 😃

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Kids today think they have to be entertained 24/7 and have no clue how to entertain themselves! “Bored? Go outside and play!”

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    • As someone once said, the cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. 🙂

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    • V.M.Sang says:

      As I tell my grandchildren, there’s nothing wrong with being bored.
      Perhaps they should try thinking. Not doing, just thinking. Kids (and many older folk) don’t know they can spend time sitting and thinking. Ever since television was invented, people want to be entertained all the time, and it gets worse as new things come along. You can now live vicariously through computer games, deciding what your next move should be, but without the consequences of real life decisions. If you fail, you can reload and try again. You can’t do that in RL.

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  4. John Holton says:

    Those kids need to embrace their boredom.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. egorr says:

    Gotta be a Babylon Bee article. I haven’t looked, but it has that flavor.


  6. I wonder how long she actually left them there lol

    Liked by 1 person

  7. -Eugi ☕️ says:

    Good move, mom!

    Liked by 1 person

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