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.
You are very welcome.
8 thoughts on “Mothering tip for a rainy day”
I heartedly agree! Such magical and imaginary moments of youth happen under the quilts and blankets made into a castle. The more couch cushions the better!
I posted something just for you today.
I love this! It’s raining today. I might build my own fort and call it my office.
i heart forts
Last time I tried this (it’s been a while), my kids totally weren’t into it. I wonder if I need to try again. Probably.
When we were little, my sister and I had an old parachute that we draped all over the basement. I remember sitting in it, and having my mom crawl through it to get to the freezer. I thought nothing of it, “Hi, Mommy!” She just smiled and kept crawling.
funny you mentioned this because just yesterday i was thinking i needed to build a fort for the kids. this rainy weather has me willing to do crazy things to keep the kids entertained!
my children live for forts and build them nearly every day. My house is messy but happy!
Hey, BEN DAVIS! How about a picture of that amazing Fort you built for the kids while Nicki was out of town!