Enforced Idleness or masterly inactivity??

Have you ever heard of this? It's a first for me too. "Enforced Idleness or masterly inactivity", it's all the talk in the homeschool world, it's making your kids do things like play outside, read a book, make a craft, chop wood, gardening, playing board games or playing with Legos.

LOL.......ok, I thought all those things were just about being a kid? I am so excited now and I can even relax over the fact that we now have a technical name for it, I fretted for years wondering what to call it........LOL.

Three Bible verses come to mind when I think of Idleness, but I think Enforced Idleness is not a good term, it should be called "Kids Playing." Though idleness is a topic that does need some looking into to make sure we know what our kids are doing during these idle times, because being idle or having inactivity can cause serious issues in the middle school and teen years  :)

  1. Proverbs 31:27
    She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
  2. Ecclesiastes 10:18
    By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
     
  3. Ezekiel 16:49
    Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
We will return to the regularly scheduled program of "The Pantry Challenge" tomorrow. The episode will be entitled "The Crash and Burn of the Pantry Challenge: When Waking Up from Anesthetic."
Stay tuned.
Moe