What to do with an energetic 6 year old Helper Munchkin (with a "boo-boo") in the dead of winter? This idea from Garden Nymph takes the ordinary pillow fort to the next level. Piled with pillows, stuffed animals, and blankets and strung with lights - this secret fort is magical and cozy.
Take a peek inside...if you know the secret password, that is.
Helper Munchkin waiting for the surprise
A simple blanket-covered dining room table? I think not!
Inside is a magical fort! A great place for a surprise lunchtime picnic.
We dug out our patio lights. They are easily attached by winding the cord around the table legs and across the center.
The glow is magical and sets this pillow fort apart. Supervise while the lights are on, you know I'm Miss Fire Safety now!
Some lunch, a cuddle with the pup, a few games, a movie on the portable DVD...a pretty nice afternoon into the evening.
**Note: This originally posted in January of 2009, almost a year to the day of Munchkins last major injury. So, in honor of this January's ER trip for staples, I re-post the Snow Day Pillow Fort. Also, because I sorely miss my afternoons with the Munchkin planning fun activities like this. 1st grade sucks up all his days now...so sad...**