I stand by boringyYep, boring is good. It drive me freaking crazy in US all this talk how learning always has to be interesting, entertaining, God forbid a kid get bored. Adult life is not always fun.... what is inside my head may make it fun. Keepings statistics at my job, for example is not fun...but it allows me to do other fun parts at work, which I like. Yep, it would be great if all of us could go to Burning Man every summer and have little art business at home. That is fine...there people for whom it works, the rest of us, boring suckers, make the rest of the world work. Keeping the store running, keeping the ERs opened 24.7, putting gas, serving coffee etc. Life is not bowl of cherries
another day my son and I were working together with a Chemistry Set (It is just one of many learning thing we do outside school)
So, he has to fill 20 different bottles with various solvent before we could do the experiment. Whining "It is boring, I want to mix things". But I insisted that we follow the instruction...and then we did the experiment.
I suppose I could have just let him mix thing whichever way he wants (Which we do, in the yard, he can do his little things with baking soda, vinegar etc).... but he wants to be scientist. And sometime you have to sit in the lab and fill out boring bottles with solvent. BTW, the experiment we did were tons of fun and some was very unexpected