Monday, December 13, 2010

The Bewitching Blanket Bunker

"Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  What are we doing today?"

Keith looked up at me with that mischievous grin that you know means trouble.  The one where you know if you don't find something quick, he would find something, and that something would most likely be destructive.

I looked around my house.  I had just finished cleaning, which meant there was time for play. 

After a quick inventory, we decided to build a story fort.  And then commenced to spend quite a while therein.
A special knock was devised.  Blankets and pillows, popcorn and books.  Christmas lights were strung up to give an enchanting light.  Secrets divulged beneath the blankets tickled my ears.  Giggles, whispers, and a whole lot of cuddling and squishing compiled our happy afternoon.

 
Though it looks out of place and it is in the way, I believe I will leave the fort up for just a few days more.  After all, the price of laughter is gladly paid.  They wont be little forever, and I intend to enjoy this time, and those little hands, and above all else the love they have and crave to give me. 

What a lucky mommy I am.

13 comments:

Terra said...

and what lucky children you have! The fort. Oh the fort, they will build many of these for years to come and as they grow they will ask to make them on the worst days and you will let them even though you are expecting company and they will be creative and they will thrive and they will always feel loved.

Trish said...

I just love forts! So much fun! There was this episode of Community where they built the biggest fort ever all through the dorm rooms. It was so awesome! I can't wait til we get to a point where Parker would appreciate a fort and not just tear it all down!

Malinda said...

Oh my goodness Hermana! You're the coolest mom ever!!

Sue said...

You've got that mom thing goin' on, girl!

;)

Lourie said...

Forts are the bestest! And what a good Mama you are for not only making one, but adding Christmas to it! You are so much fun!

Emmy said...

Okay, I just might build a fort tomorrow.. oh shoot, I am supposed to be getting the house clean :(

Jenny said...

Hey, scootch over...I'm coming in!

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Jingle said...

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ConfessionsofaPTOMom said...

My girls love playing movie theater. They are getting too big for forts to have any staying power. But we close the blinds, make popcorn, and watch a show. Dora usually wins out.

Em said...

next time, bring peanut butter.
just in case you have to really hunker down.

FabuLeslie said...

Hooray!! Did you see the episode of community where they built a giant fort and all the college kids played again like little kids? It was magical. Kinda like yours. But not quite.

Francisca said...

We used to build forts in Lake LA. We have a tent and it is is the "unofficial meet place" in our house. It has two earthworms going out of it and we do our PT there and we have a lot of fun!