Regina the seven-year-old lamented, “I’m bored!” Her mother responded, without a lot of sympathy, “Then clean your room.”
Some time and many sighs later, Regina slouched in the living room, staring morosely out the window. “Did you finish your room?” her mother asked. Regina nodded. “You still look bored,” her mother commented.
“I’m not bored!” Regina objected quickly: “I’m watching the trees!”