Question No. 3: More excitement for Kate

Big yawn. Sigh. Some days are just like that, when nothing terribly interesting happens and it seems like - ho-hum - there's nothing much to look forward to. Kate's in that mode right now. Can we help?

Dear PLS,
My life is so boring! Every day all I do is go to school and do homework and I'm sick of it! One time me and my friends wrote fake love letters just to have some excitement and fun in our lives. How do I make my life less boring? Thanks.
Kate, 10

I must hand it to you - fake love letters - that's a pretty creative idea. What would I write if I could write myself the perfect love note?! But back to you and your question...I think you sound like the kind of girl who has lots of ideas and energy. But sometimes even fascinating people like Kate get a little bored.

I like to try new stuff. It could be a sport (like ice skating, badminton or touch football). Or it could be a new food, or craft or book to read. The Pink Locker Society series, perhaps?

Speaking of books, there's also the Daring Book for Girls, which we know and love around here. Tons of ideas in there about how not to be bored.

What about you? What are your favorite ideas for beating boredom?

Think pink!


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Anonymous Josie said...

You could plan a thing to get together with your friends, the movies, the mall, anything!!!!!!

March 7, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous HillFilly said...

get the book 101 things to do before your old and boring.superly awesome book :P

March 8, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous monkey rose said...

all i do is be dumb and crack my friends up. there is this one thing we do and it works every time.

March 8, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Grace 12 said...

when I'm bored and there's nothing on TV, I go get my clay or go downstairs to the sewing machine and I do something. We had a 4 day weekend, and I was EXTREMELY bored, so I made arms, legs, and a head out of clay, baked it, and put fabric over it. I had myself a human. Like Jemma said, try new things. Even a trip to the park can be SOO much fun. Go to your local playground park and act like an idiot! (Safely, of course.) Go with your friends and have a great time!

March 8, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

@Grace 12 - love that you molded and baked yourself a friend!

March 8, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Anonymous lulu11 said...

well, like grace, when i get bored sometimes i mite cut some paper out and make myself out of paper! u can decorate it anyway u want to!

March 10, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

Jemma, when's book three coming out?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

March 10, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres somthing fun to do, and its PLS related!!!!!!!!! when you get on the go to make somthing! and try a recipe or craft from there. my favriote craft is the wish neclace! its the simplest too! i say its kind of confusing with how to make it, so i say take floss put a medium heavy bead tie it together make a wish on it wear it day and night, wait till it breaks and your wish will come true!!!!!!!!!!!!! or you can try my craft, called "Favriote Color Collision" this is what you do, 1 go to your local craft store buy a bunch of craft supplies ribbion,clay,foam letters stickers, yarn, glitter, sequins, gem stickers, what ever you please! but heres the catch, most of it has to be your favriote color! 2 make sure you have the basics glue or hot glue (make sure an adult helps you if you need it) and of course a table :). 3 have a base clay, for a little figuine set, construction paper, for a picture, or somthing like that. 4 design it however and whatever style you please! maybe you should pick a theme like, pink pink locker socitey,or purple ponies, or blue bacon maybe!! anything! 5 enjoy it! put it in your room, or maybe your locker! hope i heped! and this is not just for her, its for everyone!! dont worry! your friend, autumn

March 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous maddie said...

GO outside and PLAY!!!!!! don't stay inside on the computer!!! Go out and get some exercise! :D Mad$

March 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Maddie said...

You should go through your storage room and try to find fun things that you've never played with! For me, it's just like having a new toy! And for the homework-UGH- it's so long and boring and hard and you're tempted to put it off and not do it. DONT DO THIS! It's actually really fun if you make a creative game out of it. Set a timer and see if you can beat it. Make a song out of those spelling words. Be creative! Also, its so fun to study or do homework with friends!! Hope I helped!! Mad$

March 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out some new things! I love reading, writing, swimming, and acting! Please dont fill up your schedule to much because you wont have any time to hang out!

March 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well since its like AT school, i'd reccomend checking out to c for some COOL ideas!!! maybe u could send random notes to each other. :) also, even though school is boring try to get super involved just for ur boredom lol.

March 19, 2011 at 2:30 AM  
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March 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Yulia said...

Make up an imaginary friend... And give them a personality, their own style, a name, design their bedroom, the possibilities are endless. Then, your "friend" can write a journal. You get to make up their life!

March 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Try cooking. Ask your mom to take you to the store to get some cake mix and have fun decorating it! One time, my friend and I were bored. We took cake mix to her house and a jar of frosting. We baked the cake and while it was baking found some things to decorate it with. We used: chocolate frosting, red decorating mist, and caramel. It was so much fun!

March 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous PLS said...

Dear Kate, it will make your life happier to have a very good friend. So you guys could hang out like us. Books you like or games you are interested is also a good way to make time faster. Go ahead nag think pink! PLS

April 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous panda bear said...

Plan a sleepover or a get together with your friends! You could make cookies or cupcakes! if your really board you could just go out to dinner with your family!

April 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Anonymous ProblemSolverzAdvice said...

try out for a sport

July 29, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous crazy over cats said...

read!!!!i know it sounds BORING but if you find a book you like you could get hooked! like if you LOVE cats i would read the WARRIORS #1 into the wild its awsome!!!!

August 9, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

if your so bored then try taking up a new hobbie or you could occupy yourself by making some of the things that the PLS reccomend

September 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just go to the pls website and write stuff... read question, go the mall with your friends, go to that awesome tai place down the street :d yummm... spa... paint your nails, paint your friends nails, go on a bike ride... make a list and see how many you can come up with:)

September 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this happens to me too. my friend wud always ask me what the highlight of my day was and id be like there was nothing! so we started MAKING hilites of r days. we'd say something spontaneous or stop in the middle of the hallway and start dancing, or even just pick a random topic to discuss. ppl thot we were freaks but we realized we didnt care cuz we were happy and we had FUN. its better to enjoy ur life and not be all that popular, than to sit there all quiet and boring and hav ppl think ur "normal" THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NORMAL!! haha! wow i know that sounded really strange but i do have friends i promise :)) we're kind of a strong personality...

October 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should get a good book and relax or ask your parents
if you could try something new, like pottery or dance.
You could even just have slumber parties with your friends.

October 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, there's a lot to do! Sometimes other people don't have time and they're wishing they had more! Maybe you can try changing up your schedule, it's better for your brain that way, it'll challenge it a bit. Besides, a daily schedule is one of your brain's greatest enemies! Try a sport, or see if you're good in art... there's lots of things to do! Or you could help a sibling with their work, or help around the house. Organize a play date with your friends every now and then, or do something fun! Making fake love letters sounds creative and cool. Maybe you could do something similar to that, like, making up an imaginary friend, and then pretend to be them writing a letter to yourself! I tried it once, it really gets you thinking! But whatever you do, remember, always be safe, keep your brain going, and still be active! Good luck!

February 3, 2012 at 10:45 PM  

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