Read books, had conversations, wrote letters, house projects, take walks, swim, horse back ride, snow mobile, visit friends, etc.
Ha Ha Ha!!
You got it. lol
Your parents did all that? lol
When I was bored and complained to my mom she would offer all sorts of unwanted suggestions: clean your room, read a book, etc..
But what did your parents do? lol
Mom: watched soap operas and drank
Dad: watched sports and drank
My Mom took care of her big family. Dad worked all the time.
My mom cooked, cleaned and took care of 3 kids. My dad worked then came home and did guy stuff.