Said every mom at some point in the summer months. Kids on vacation from school means kids that get bored. Often more chores are heaped on or they are sent out to play so they don’t make their parents psychotic. But sometimes we turn to crafts…
A long time ago we found these at the dollar store. Discovery Digging In. A small block of supposed sandstone hiding a treasure for your intrepid young archaeologist to discover!
I thought this would be great for my autistic son, because he loves digging for treasure.
After working away for a while and asking for help repeatedly because motor skills and strength were not cooperating, we got a bit of the treasure uncovered.
We were both covered in the most powdery nasty substance known to man and that I’m sure was designed to suck all the moisture out of any bit of skin it touches. He got bored and started playing with other toys.
After 20 minutes of, “Are you going to finish digging for treasure?”
“Yeah, mom, help!” Over and over again. I finally gave in and finished breaking the little toy loose.
All that hoopla for this tiny little warrior.
So basically, the lesson learned is…if they are bored don’t give them something that will make more work for you because they’ll still get bored and you and up with a mess on your hands.
Ah well, I tried.