We have a pretty fun house, I’d say. Lots of books and toys. Multiple Barbie houses and dollhouses and even travel-type versions of each. A spoiled little dog who loves attention. Enough LEGO to fill a minivan from floor to ceiling.
But when my kids are home sick, our house becomes the most boring place in the whole world.
Kids today, they can’t resist the siren call of those darn YouTubers. They want to watch kids unboxing, pranking, performing, pretending, challenging. They want to play Minecraft — well, or just watch YouTube videos of other kids actually playing Minecraft. They want to watch other kids play with toys and do makeup and invent dance routines, while they sit there in a stupor.
Now, when kids are home sick, it’s understandable they don’t have a lot of energy. Watching a screen doesn’t take any energy, other than keeping your eyelids open. Yes, they are going to want to lie on the couch and take it easy while they watch a show.