Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fort on a Rainy Weekend

As a parent after a what has seemed like a very LONG cold winter, when the weekend forecast in spring is 2 straight days of rain, you ask yourself what are you going to do with the kids who are already stir crazy?  Luckily, a fabulous idea came to me Saturday morning, while I was making breakfast for my family.

A fort!

I can count on my 2 hands the number of times my mom let me make one.  I understand, since it was pretty much up to her to fold the sheets back up.  You can't expect a 6-year-old to fold a full sized sheet back up, can you?  :)

  • several sheets
  • clothes pins
  • chairs or other furniture
Super simple.

Now, my oldest was not very excited about it at first, but I think it was because he didn't understand what it would mean.  He did get into it though, and both boys ended up playing Thomas the train in the fort.

All-in-all it was a great idea from Mama, and I only have to fold up 2 of the 4 sheets that I got out!

Hope you all had a great weekend.


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  1. Oh this brings back memories of both my childhood and our children's childhood. There were lots of time when I came into a room only to find a blanket/sheet fort when our kids were little.

    1. I know how you feel. I love those memories of my childhood too.

  2. Great fun. My kids ask to make a fort every day. :)

  3. Forts are awesome! I love that playing the same thing they might play any other day, is so much more fun and exciting when it's played inside a fort :)