The kids had a day off from school today. I dont know about your kids, but for mine that clearly means that a sleepover is required. So, last nite K had a friend over and they had some playing outside time, some computer time, some music time,some doing each other's hair time, some, well, okay, A LOT...of eating snacks time....
As the evening progressed and things began to wind down for the night I happened to stumble across K with an armful of stuff. What have we here?, I ask. She had a desk lamp and 3 of my duvet covers. As well as a gameboy, a couple books and an IPod. Im thinking, okaaaaay...as I look at her quite curiously. Do you mind if I use these sheets?, she says. Ummmm...no, not at all. But theyre not sheets. Theyre actually duvet covers. Did you need them to actually be sheets?, I ask. No, she says. And off she heads to her room downstairs. I was actually quite sleepy last nite, so I turned in for the nite right after I saw K carry all the stuff down to her room.
This morning, I happened to be downstairs looking for something and I decided to take a peek into her room and see what was up. I had my ideas of what I would find, but seeing it for real was just pure nostalgia. Do you guys remember doing this?
I very much remember building these types of forts with my friends and leaving them up for days at a time. Crawling into them via the secret passageway and having all kinds of cool things in there to do. Sort of like my own little place.
So, of course I had to look it over and see the craftsmanship. Was it sturdy? Did she anchor all the corners well enough?
How many chairs did she have to use to help hold the roof up?
What kinda stuff is in here to keep you busy?
She went one step futher than I ever thought to do. She actually took the mattress off of her bed and placed it on the floor so that while sleeping in there she would actually be comfortable. What a great idea. I always just tossed and turned on the cold, hard floor. Okay, maybe I had a few blankets thrown down there to help, but I NEVER would have moved my mattress....shes a genius.
Upon seeing the cozy mattress right there just waiting for someone to flop down on it....I had to enter the fort and try it out. Fuzzy blankets and all. I wonder why she isnt using her matching pillowcases I say to myself as I lay back and take it all in.
Looking up at the fort ceiling and chuckling to myself. These were the days, I say outloud. Amazing how such a little fort can have provide such huge amounts of fun.
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