Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Couch Fort Confidential

We've been spending a lot more time on the couch lately, but not zoned out in front of mindless television. Interest in fort-building has ramped up! Just look at this happy face.

Some call them sofa forts, while for others they are couch or indoor forts. Lil' Sprout has taken to calling his latest creations "choo choo tents."

Here's my lil' conductor sitting in the caboose, not the engine, shouting, "All aboard, mommy," and "Choo, choooooooo" in between juice breaks.

It brings back memories, doesn't it? Those forts and tents of yore, built from household furniture, cushions and old blankets. Who could forget the rush of crawling along the tunnels and around the corners, feeling hidden and stealthy and proud. Did yours have a secret back door for emergency escape? How about walkie-talkies? It pays to be prepared on cold, rainy days.

Let's not forget the thrill of knocking it all down and rolling in the rubble! Or in Lil' Sprout's case, running wildly back and forth over the debris, pretending to be a bulldozer.

Sometimes an expression says it best. "Oh no! What have I done?"

Not to worry, little man. We'll build another one tomorrow.

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