Why didn't I ask? Because I was supposed to entertain myself - and if I was bored, there were plenty of household chores to do.
It made a lot more sense to me to just keep my mouth closed and find something to occupy my time with. I had a vinyl record that helped me dream up things to do. It ran at 78 rpm (it was the same size as a 45 rpm single, but had a tiny hole in the center, like a 33 1/3 rpm album), and was an opaque green color. I think it may have originally belonged to my older brothers, but I always inherited all of their vinyl castoffs. The record was a bit scratched, so the audio wasn't very good when I played it on the stereo (you know, in the Dark Ages, before the invention of cable TV, computers, iPods/iPads, cassette tapes or even 8-tracks).
I found the song on Youtube (but don't remember ever watching the accompanying cartoon)...I just used my own imagination and filled in the blanks.
I so wanted to be like 'Little Johnny Everything'!
What kinds of adventures would YOU imagine on this rainy day?