Do you remember the scene in the movie, "The Holiday", when Jude Law's daughters show Cameron Diaz their room - and it's one giant fort made out of quilts, blankets and pillows, complete with strings of white Christmas lights? I adore that scene.
Yesterday when Avery asked me to help build a fort, I gave it my best shot and tried to create a little magic of our own in the middle of the family room. It's really a shame I couldn't have invited Jude Law over to give me a hand, but I think we managed OK without him.
It took a few sheets, clothespins, wooden clips, bungee cords, a little imagination and a whole lot of patience, but in the end, Avery gave me a hug and said it was the best fort ever.
Another perfect and completely free summer activity.