There's a saying I like to use...We get bored alot faster than they do! They = kids!
My gosh aren't they repetitive!?
Now yes, autism, predictable, obsession, stimulation, sensory input....i know i know, lead to repetitive behaviours and muggle kids are just as bad but seriously...my kids are crazy repetitive! I mean Bill Murray level groundhog repetitive!
They get just one obsession..a film say, and we'll have that on repeat. Then they'll find one scene in the film they like, so we'll watch that a few hundred times. Then they'll find a line in the scene in the film they like, so we'll replay that a couple of thousand times. Then they'll repeat that line in the scene in the film they like and trillion times. Then they get you to say the line after they've said the line in the scene in the film they like..a gazillion times!
Bored yet? Too bad, cus then you have to buy the toys from the film they like that has a scene in where the line they like is said! Then you have to find the line in the scene in the film they like on your Ipad..so they can play it, just that single line, a hundred gazillion times..even when they should be asleep!
Yes, that's right! They'll get up with their toy at 4am so they can play the line, to repeat the line, to make you say the line in the scene in the film they like!
Then they develop cues so that you can understand it is necessary for you to now repeat the line in the scene in the film they like. For example, the cue to sing Spencer's song in Balamory is "CLIMB!" now i sing the line she likes. (Makes your little eyes go POP!) "CLIMB!" sing "CLIMB!" sing "CLIMB!" no! "CCCLLLIIIMMBBB!!!!" no! "grabs fist full of flesh "CLIMB!!!!!!!" sings line!
Its useless to resist. Struggling is pointless. Give into the repetition or face the consequences. You may drown in your own boredom before they've had enough. It can last weeks but just as you begin to succumb to the inevitable....