So last week was finger paint and playdough... what would this week be? I started thinking about it and poor little C comes home EVERY day after school and goes straight to work on 1-1 1/2 hrs worth of homework, takes a bath, eats dinner and has very little time between dinner and bedtime. So today I decided Fuzzy and I would surprise him with his very... own... fort. I don't think I've built a fort since I was 8... so this project was as much enabling my creativity as it was intended to enable my children's. Out came the dining room chairs, the coffee table, the blankets, pillows, books and flashlight. Fuzzy and I actually had a great time building it... but not near as much fun as C's anticipation of his "surprise."
He guessed all the way home... "Is it cupcakes?" "A cake?" "Mom... Mom... What is it!!??" We drove into the garage and he bolted out of the car... fully prepared to bust in on whatever secret I had prepared. "Whoa!!" I pulled him back out of full sprint mode and covered his eyes. He bounced all the way to the living room with his eyes closed and the pleasure in his face and voice when I uncovered his eyes was enough to tell me that I definitely need to loosen up more often. Now it's this... "Mom, can I do my homework in the fort?" "Hey Mom, can I watch a movie in the tent." "Mooommm... can I SLEEP in the tent!!??" Well sure, why not. :) He has now added a door, half the toys in his room and a bag of marshmallows. I'm so glad we did this. :)
And I even climbed in there myself... quite a nice place to lay and type a blog. Don't you think?