Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remember when a pillow fort was the evil mastermind's lair?

Oh, to be a child again, and have the ability to turn pillows into spaceships, and cousins into horses and unicorns, or freeze the world with a flick of a magic wand.

The Peanut taking a snack break in the beginning fort building stage...

The Peanut's new found love - is forts.  She is crazy about building.  She is all about the fort making these days. In fact she often has two on the go. And some are exclusive forts - meaning only non-slipper wearing people can enter :)

She has become quite ingenuitive and resourceful, and I have found many interesting things in the making of her forts. Things like hair clips, canvases, binder rings, twist ties are but a few structures and fasteners she has used.

Despite her major transformation and often tricky maneuvering of the living room as well as the complete loss of all the kitchen chairs, I love the creativity that she exudes and imagination that seeps from her precious little self.

So for now, I will rejoice in the fact that I am among the earthlings still welcome in her forts. 
Especially while accompanied with cookies and milk!

Do you remember building forts as a child?

8 comments:

  1. Oh yes, bring on the snow. I must say the Peanut's favourites were when I built her some snow horses. SHe galloped on those suckers till they were barely snow balls, and the grass was showing...

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  2. The amazing brain of a child really is nothing to be trifled with :) It needs constant imaginative nurturing - which I am sure you provide in all sorts of ways!!! Forts rule!

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  3. I think so Denyse :) Movies and popcorn also taste better when in a fort!!!

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  4. Just goes to show you that armed with your imagination - the sky really is the limit!!!

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  5. My kids (and me) are too old for pillow forts and such, but snow fort season is coming, and you're never too old for that.

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  6. Love making forts! My son got into it for awhile, but not so much anymore. I think I'll ask if he'd like to again sometime!

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  7. Aww..I remember those days. :( My kids don't do forts anymore..maybe it's time to revisit the tradition!

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  8. I remember when my little one built forts. As a matter of fact, I remember when I built forts, under my basement stairs. It was the coolest thing.

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