Thursday, July 01, 2010

Summer Sloth and Citadels

This has been a strange day in our home, in that we're still here and have been since we woke up. That has only happened once or twice since summer started. We'll be going in to Grandma Lilibeth's church tonight for VBS, so we won't be home all day, but we have been so far. I've been a very bad girl and spent an unspecified amount of time reading a fairly depressing Alistair MacLean book. The kids have eaten, however, and are tolerably happy and healthy, so all is not lost.

As soon as I came out of my literary stupor, Mim talked me into helping with a fort. It kept expanding and now encompasses three dining room chairs, two small Poangs, a coffee table, a piano bench and two play tents. Oh, and two blankets and two sheets and a bunch of clothes pins.

Here Mim is beckoning her brother over to join in her fun. (He's busy reading a Foxtrot book. Like mother like son.)

And here's a shot of the inside. You can't tell from the picture, but it tunnels quite a way. That big red bowl there is "the caterpillar bowl". You might say, "But Carina, that looks like one of your nice mixing bowls!" And you would be right. As of this morning, however, it became a home for three caterpillars. Mim promises that they will be released by morning, but I'm going to try to talk her into letting them go before we leave this evening.

Oh, and if you're wondering, this is a Poang. In deference to my Grandpa P and all his hyper-literal progeny, I will also add that this is a Poang even if you are not wondering.


Lilibeth said...

Mim and her fortresses! Yesterday, before I went up to VBS, she asked me not to "mess up" her fort in the living room because she still wanted to play in it. Sadly, though, Turtle and I set it to rights later on that evening. Six couch cushions out of place really give the impression of chaos.I think the caterpillar bowl is pretty hysterical...maybe an event at the castle--like jousting. The poang has po-onged, I think.

Chandelle said...

Tents are great until you have to clean up!

aftergrace said...

I miss the days of tents and fortresses at our place! Enjoy this time with your kiddos, it goes so fast!