Friday, December 2, 2011

a post about blanket forts, chocolate, wine and naughty cats

I realised the other day that I have never built a blanket fort. Well of course, that had to be remedied. After looking up how exactly one would go about making a completely awesome blanket fort, and realising that there was the slightest possibility that it was maybe kinda doable in our one bedroom apartment despite the lack of blankets and space, I went home and set about rectifying my childhood that was sadly lacking in blanket forts.

And that’s why I found myself under a blanket fort with Joel last night; playing Clue, drinking wine and eating the copious amount of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups that he brought me back from the States. And while our fort was tiny and uncomfortable, and while the roof sunk lower and lower until our necks began to cramp, and while playing Clue with two players isn't nearly as satisfying as playing with four, and while the cats kept stealing our playing pieces/pencils/anything in sight that wasn’t edible and trying to eat them, it was one of the best nights that I have had in a long time.

Sometimes there is nothing better than releasing your inner child- however silly and impractical it may be. And sometimes it’s fun to get tipsy in a blanket fort on the 1st of December, underneath the sparkly Christmas decorations that make you so happy; while you pry small, inedible pieces of plastic out of your cat’s jaws and kick your husband’s butt at board games. 


What is something that you always wanted to do as a kid and never got around to until you were older?

23 comments:

Anait said...

LOVE this!!! My sisters and I always build forts when we were little...so much fun to build them (although not as much to take them apart!!)

I never celebrated Halloween as a child, so this year was the first year I dressed up and took my fiancee's little niece trick or treating...it was so much fun!!

nancy said...

oh I can think of nothing better! Liam and I recently found our love for board game rekindled... and you're right - Cluedo with two people isn't nearly as satisfying :(

Kacey said...

How sweet is that! It sounds like an absolute ball. Are there no Reese's (for some reason in the South we call them "reesy" though we clearly know that's not the proper name)cups in Australia? Then I am very happy you got some. I've eaten about 4 Reese's Christmas trees today <3 Hugs to you.

SJ said...

it's so funny you mention this, I read another blog post about blanket forts last week and decided I needed to do this as well. It was one of my favourite things to do as a kid :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

That is so sweet! Sounds like the perfect night! We do forts during our slumber parties, by we I mean my husband and I. Slumber parties were big in my home when I was child. I love it.

I've learnt to play vidividi which is a Fijian game that kids in Fiji play all the time and I didn't...I do now and I'm not half day either ;)

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ellie said...

Oh..such a delight. Wine and chocolate! Love the blanket fort idea. Gosh, I had a lot of sleepovers with boys and girls over night. It wasn't until years later we told my mom about them. She was furious.

I don't guess I ever had a proper treehouse. And I've often dreamed of living in a treehouse.

lucy and sarah said...

What a fun moment. Sounds like a very good time. I think I'd enjoy going to a real amusement park without my parents now.

Sara Louise said...

You've inspired me! This weekend I'm building a fort in my living room for me and my husband to play in, drink wine, and be silly. Thank you so much for this post and making me smile! :-)

Gracey said...

Thumbsup for an inspiring post! :)
Blanket forts are really cool and playful :)

I still wish i can learn how to float gracefully above the water.

Kathy S said...

That sounds like an awesome night. I might have to give it try, I've built a blanket fort either.

Kathy S said...

That sounds like an awesome night. I might have to give it try, I've built a blanket fort either.

keishua said...

oh, that sounds super fun. I'll have to give this some serious thought and remedy it.

Alex said...

Sounds like a wonderful and romantic night!

Deidre said...

This does sound like an awesome night! I didn't really play any ball sports growing up, and i'd never thrown a baseball until about 4 years ago (which for an american is pretty scandalous).

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I love chocolate! =)

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Tuesdai Noelle said...

Cool :)

I've always wanted to learn how to make scented babydolls--of different flavors. It's odd and "out-there" I know. . .but definitely something I've wanted to do since childhood. I think that "seed" was planted during Christmas time and receiving scented Strawberry Shortcake Perhaps babydolls for gifts. I've wanted to create one every since!

And I'll add that to my "Things to Do in 2012" list, maybe :)

Ashley said...

Love this post...FORTS ARE THE BEST.

Welll, I never roller skated as a kid (in a roller rink). I tried as an adult, but miserably failed...bruises galore!!

B said...

Thank you for expressing interest in the magazine. I will tell you more about it (including how to submit) when I have finished the website, probably in a few weeks.

New Life in Spain said...

This sounds so sweet and fun!!

kate said...

Now I can't wait to make our fort over my break. I hope to make it so Matt can home to a surprise. Maybe a night of surprises, red hair & a blanket fort. We'll have to get some sort of game to play (he won't love that part!) Brainstorming in a comment... :)

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