Dd is 10.5, and has always been hs'ed. In the HS realm, I'd say we're relaxed HS'ers. Dd has always been the type of child who needed more attention from me - or anyone for that matter - and has never been a great self-entertainer. However, I always held out hope that by giving her lots of free time, she would eventually find her way and develop some interests that she could pursue on her own and be passionate about (or at the very least, interested enough to pursue). Well, this does not seem to be happening. Mostly when she has free time, by herself, she wanders aimless around the house, playing with the cats, maybe flipping through books laying around but not really reading them, coming into my home office (I work from home PT) and looking over my shoulder and doing, well, nothing! Generally, there is plenty going on - the kids are playing with the neighbors, visiting friends, and going out and about to do all sorts of things. We lead a pretty active life, so she's not lacking in that department at all. It just seems that she's incapable of thinking of things to do by herself. With friends though, no problem! They think of all sorts of creative things to do.
Reassure me that this aimless meandering is okay, please! I have tried to be so patient and let her meander, but sometimes it drives me crazy!