I can’t believe I wrote a post about special places and tree forts yesterday and didn’t talk about blanket forts.
I don’t think I really built blanket forts as a kid. Mom would not have been happy at us destroying her living room, and it wasn’t really set up for convenient fort construction anyway.
I made up for that my junior year of college though. My roommate and I decided one long weekend that we needed a blanket fort movie night. We didn’t even need to rearrange furniture too much to make it happen. Our living room was really open, so we just placed a stool in the middle of the room to use as an anchor and then stretched blankets to all four corners.
We used books as weights, of course.
A movie night isn’t much without snacks, so we stocked up.
We even had guards to keep out intruders.
And we had so much fun, we repeated the adventure a few weeks later, this time turning the couch upside down and a tunnel entrance. Who says college students can’t act like kids? A relaxing night with our favorite stuffed animals, blankets, snacks and movies can be just what the doctored ordered.
We would build the forts when our other roommates were gone and then clean up before they got back from their weekend trips. It meant that our apartment got deep cleaned in the deconstruction phase, so the week was automatically off to a nice fresh start.
When was the last time you built a blanket fort? Betcha want to now!