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Helping Becky Cope With Boredom

Updated on August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014

Our daughter Becky becomes bored easily. The hot August weather presents constant indoor days in order to avoid the outdoor heat. We have a good car, but it needs some minor repairs. Soon I will have to be bringing it to our mechanic to take care of matters, but it is essential to save money , for all kinds of extra expenses.

If family members become bored it is wise to seek enjoyable tasks, or hobbies, and interesting things to do. Today I must find something to do that Becky, and I can enjoy. Becky can only use her left arm, and hand so I must find something constructive she can enjoy doing as well as helpful, useful, and intelligible to do. Becky likes to create watercolor art. We have the supplies. We bought a table top easel , various colored paints, and her own carrying case with art tools. It is necessary , for either Joann, or I too hold her steady so she can paint with her left hand. We help her to maintain her balance.

Becky is very expressive in her abstract art. Soon I will be preparing , for projects , and hopefully they will be time consuming.

A very important matter to consider when seeking things to do are to find suitable cost effective projects. If you like to draw, buy a large cord of typing paper. Most of it is acid free. Acid free paper means that it will not get yellow over time. Good paper is usually acid free. It can be easily purchased at affordable prices in places like office supply stores. The best drawing pens I like are "Sharpies." They cost a slight bit more, but they last a long time. Purchase them in fine, and medium types.

If you like to save drawings ,then buy sheet covers by a box of fifty to a hundred sheets.. Economical binders can hold hundreds of drawings, and art. And if you ever decide to sell any o art, always remember that original art, and drawings demand higher prices. Selling reproductions are a good idea. They can be sold cheaper, and you can keep the originals in order to create more copies. Art buyers may prefer to buy original art, but it is difficult to create originals of the same kind. You can have fun drawing, and marketing you're art, but it can be a very slow money making project.

It is also important to change you're surroundings. Looking at the same four walls day in, and day out is not good. Take walks, or push a wheelchair with someone dear to you, all around in different places. Go to a city park, or go out, and play bingo. Sit in a hamburger place, or enjoy going to church, visit a department store. Watch a movie in a theatre. Sit under a tree, and have a picnic, or trim hedges. Start a garden project. Bake a cake, make smoothies, and have you're helper pass you recipe, or preparation supplies.

Watch good movies that everyone can enjoy. Find dresser drawers filled with stuff, and throw away things you no longer need. Becky helps us sort out things we do not need.

All it takes is, and imagination, and a willingness to use it.

God Bless Everyone.


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    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 3 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s DeBorrah :

      Thank you , for writing dear heart. It is always a joy to see you. Hope you, and you're family have enjoyed some of the summer weather even though it has been warm.

      I help Joann by doing housework to assist her every morning because she has a hernia , and back pains often. She has been feeling better. I want stop helping her.

      God Bless You, and we love you all in you're family.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 3 years ago

      Stars, I see that you continue to find creative ways to help Becky express herself. Great suggestions using the sheet protectors. You and Joann are such wonderful parents!

      Oh my it is already September. It has been a while, I just wanted to check in and see how you and your lovely family were doing. So glad that you have been enjoying your summer inspite of this hot weather. Fall is right around the corner.

      I pray that the Lord continues to strengthen and keep you. In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings, take care. Lord Bless all of You!

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      stars439 3 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Jackie : Thank you for writing dear heart. Sheet protectors can be found at the Office Depot, if you have one near you. They have holes so that they can be saved in a binder. They are handy , for storing art, or important documents, or typed material that you would like to protect.

      Hope you can get to enjoy some cooler weather. God Bless You, and you're loved ones dear heart.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I wish I had known about the paper cover for I did a sketch of my mom and now it is so faded and that would have protected it. Thank you I will find some!

      For awhile I was watching really good movies at youtube but hot weather has kept me from that too for a couple weeks. It was nice to get out of winter but I do hope we have many cool days before another winter still warm enough to be outside! I bet Becky does like it outside and I hope you will share some of her art with us some day. It really is important for everyone to have something like that to do and you are wonderful parents to Becky seeing she has all she could need. GB and good health to you all three. "Jackie"