"Boredom is actually a precarious process in which the child is, as it were, both waiting for something and looking for something, in which hope is being secretly negotiated;
and in this sense boredom is akin to free-floating attention. In the muffled, sometimes irritable confusion of boredom the child is reaching to a recurrent sense of emptiness out of which his real desire can crystallize…
The capacity to be bored can be a developmental achievement for the child.
Happy Summer!" - adam-phillips-psychoanalyst