I’m always forgetting mothering lessons that I learned along the way. This is perhaps one of the most important. Particularly if your children are making you batty. It is one simple thing:
Do not underestimate the power of of a fort. At least an hour of amusement and distraction. Even the most sullen and disagreeable child cannot resist the magic that a blanket and a few sofa cushions promise.
So today, or the next time you are feeling exasperated and DONE with motherhood, break out the blankets.