5.12.2009

Of Blankets and Barstools

As I washed up lunch dishes and straightened up the kitchen, I heard a bit of commotion in the family room. Seems a clubhouse of sorts was being constructed and she needed my help stretching a blanket over the barstools.

I was happy to oblige.

Did you know it's much more entertaining to watch your afternoon show through dangling fringe?

It is, if you're 5.

Her newly constructed clubhouse was also the perfect spot to color, hang out with Leppy (her faithful pink leopard) and lazily leaf through a stack of books.

She was quite content, peeking out only occasionally, to request sustenance.

I was happy to oblige.

There will come a day, probably much too soon, where she will scoff at a barstool and blanket clubhouse and other things will capture her fancy. While I'm sure I will savor those new moments as well, I don't want to forget moments like these either.

Kindergarten is a slippery slope, I'm told.

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12 comments:

  1. My kids still love making forts and they're 8 and 10 years old! I think there's just something undeniably wonderful about creating one's own little space like that. Too cute!

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  2. she is so very sweet peeking out at you!

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  3. i need a fort! what a perfect afternoon.... :)

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  4. Love it! My 11-year old was in a the fort his 6-year old brother built yesterday! They might not still build them at that age, but who can resist crawling inside?

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  5. I love that A. makes her own fun. I still think about her up in the tree with her coloring books. Too cute!

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  6. You are so right! Enjoy the moment for it will soon disappear.

    Have a blessed week!

    Tänia of Faith Prints

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  7. I love that tv watching through fringe! Perfect. Thank you for sharing this. I enjoyed it very much.

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  8. My brothers and I used to build tents all through the house! What fun it was!

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  9. what fun--my kids love making forts too!

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  10. Forts should at the top of the required childhood experiences list.

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  11. This is so cute:) I need to get a few pics of my kids doing the same. Never thought of it! By the way, just found your blog via Emily's. Love it! We have a lot in common. I love to run and read too. Running my first marathon this fall. Can't wait to read over your posts and check your goodreads list! A treasure trove of info.

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