My sister Sarah is 10 years younger than me. When we were little, she would meander around the house singing, "I'm B-O-R-E-D, BORED." The song had a fabulous little tune. Wish I could sing it aloud for you :)
I knew going into this summer, that's one thing I couldn't handle. If six (or five speaking kids) say they're bored five times a day - I've heard it 25 times each day! (Yes, I've grown in my math skills. Chalk it up to homeschooling).
Aside from annoying, this little comment has a deeper issue. When my children say this, they are saying, they are ungrateful for what the Father has provided for them. They are unable to use the creative and imaginative skills He has given them, and they need to be served, rather than finding new ways to serve others.
So you see our answer. When anyone begins the BORED song, Jamie and I hold out our hand for 50 cents, kindly say we're not their cruise director (as my friend Kelly Jackson taught me), and point to the BORED BOARD.