They’re not bored, they just think if they act like they have nothing else to do they’ll get more video game time.
As I’m sure at least some other work from home parents will agree, there is… an adjustment period, to having the kids home on summer vacation.
I love having them around, in fact its one of my favorite aspects of working from home. But I find I come to rely on certain days and certain hours where there are no other demands on my attention save for work. Then suddenly they’re there, all the time, and even if they aren’t actively asking me for anything, it’s like I can sense my dependents in the vicinity, and it’s a whole vibe shift. Like somewhere in my lizard brain I have to stay prepared to be interrupted at any moment.
And then, of course, but the time I acclimate to the new status quo… it’s time to send them back to school.