Our Summer Fort

When making our summer bucket list this year, the boys wanted to make a fort and keep it up all summer long.  I remember making sofa forts as a kid.  There is something magical about forts and the feeling of having a hideout…a cozy, personal space. It went on the list, and when summer started, I helped them make a sheet fort in the game room. The boys have slept almost every night in the fort, staying up way too late reading, talking, and watching movies on a little portable DVD player.  We have drawn on each other’s backs, had tickle wars and tea parties in there.  The tent has evolved from a plain white sheet with a blanket on the floor, to having a foam mattress, to pulling out the sofa bed, and housing every book and stuffed animal they own.  I hope these are rich, bonding, happy memories for them…they sure are for me. A Summer Fort will probably become a Starr family summer tradition.

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August 20, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Meredith Eaker Yeagens on Facebook - Jessica, I love this! Your the best mom – seriously! Are you going to have a taking-down-the-fort ceremony? I can’t imagine just putting it away after such a great summer.

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