What To Do When You Can't Do Anything
Stuff to do when your bored:
You probably won't be able to focus well because of the bar that runs in front of your eyes. -But you also might be too uncomfortable or tired to do anything productive. My remedy: MOVIES! Okay, so movies aren't the greatest for you, but your only goal at this point is to get better, and keep your mind occupied. Here are the best movies I've watched (I watched alot of them,
but these are the BEST ones)
MOVIES I LIKED:
Chicken Run G
101 Dalmatians G
102 Dalmatians G
Parent Trap (old version) G
Toy Story G
Toy Story 2 G
Monsters, Inc. G
Parent Trap (newer version) PG
Ever After PG
Remember the Titans PG
Father of the Bride PG
Father of the Bride II PG
George of the Jungle PG
Star Wars PG
Patch Adams PG-13
Legally Blonde PG-13
Miss Congeniality PG-13
Mrs. Doubtfire PG-13
MOVIES I LIKED AS A LITTLE KID:
Sound of Music*
The KIng and I*
Oklahoma* (has some "scary" scenes for younger kids)
Carrousel* (has some "scary" scenes for younger kids)
Another thing that is EXCELLENT for this is the Adventures in Odyssey radio series. They are entertaining and funny dramas produced by Focus on the Family, a nonprofit Christian organization. These are good, because you can close your eyes (which may get a little sore sometimes), and just listen.
My favorite albums are:
-Comic Belief (the funniest episodes)
-Early Classics (some of the first episodes)
-In Your Wildest Dreams (some of the strangest episodes)
To order a free album (ask about suggested donations) call 1-800-A-FAMILY (1-800-232-6459).
Go to your Christian bookstore (some other stores may sell them too)
Go online to http://www.oneplace.com/Ministries/Adventures_in_Odyssey/Archives.asp and listen to it online
Try finding your nearest station at http://www.whitsend.org/kidsradio/findastation.cfm
Books were a strain for my eyes, but I really liked magazines, since the articles are shorter, .
One other suggestion is to buy or check out the recorded books. If you are like me, your eyes won't really be in the mood to focus on little words, so let your ears do the work instead. You can get novels that are recorded onto tapes, and those might work too.
Snail mail was MUCH more fun to recieve than email. It gave you something to look forward to open, and you didn't have to deal with the glare of the computer (writing my emails was such a pain!). The Ronald McDonald House says I made the record for most mail recieved! The trip to the mailbox really was a high point in the day.