Fun activities for a house bound dad?
February 26, 2014 7:41 AM Subscribe
My poor dad is recovering from an accident, and is stuck in the house during this crazy winter. What are some fun activities to keep him busy while we wait for the snow to melt?
posted by silverstatue to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So long story short, my dad is currently recovering from a bad accident. Physically he is doing good and can walk without any aid, but his balance and strength are still not back to normal. Mentally he is doing pretty well but still needs to work on his ability to concentrate and focus on things. I'd say he's at about 80%. The doctors say in time he will make a full recovery, thank god.
So the poor guy is stuck at home right now and bored out of his mind. In the early days, we were with him every second, but now he's pretty self sufficient so it's ok to leave him for a few hours while my mom and sister are at work. He's not in danger and can fend for himself, prepare lunch, etc. He's just bored and frustrated and honestly, pretty depressed that he can't get back to his normal active lifestyle.
Here is how he's filling his days right now - watching TV, working on a jigsaw puzzle, playing on his iPad, writing in his journal, reading books (but he only has the patience to read a couple pages at a time), doing little chores like vacuuming and washing dishes. That's about it. Normally my dad is very physically active and is always outside chopping wood or renovating the house or working in the garden or driving around on errands, etc. Being stuck inside doing nothing all day is KILLING him. There's like four feet of snow outside right now so he absolutely cannot go outside without one of us with him at all times.
So my question is, what's some stuff he can do in the house to keep himself from going stir crazy? I hate the idea of him just playing solitaire all day. If you were stuck at home for a few months, how would you keep busy?