If you knew me back in my healthier days, you probably remember that I like to have fun. I really like to play! It is quite a strange thing to now be stuck in a body that doesn't allow for much activity. There is a whole side to me that my children rarely get to see because I am too tired for much play. It takes most of my energy just to make it through the necessary daily tasks, but every once in a while I play anyway. I go into spoon debt, borrowing spoons from the next day to invest in the present. That is what I did this weekend.
On Saturday William and Adelaide built a fort in the middle of our living room using three blankets, two chairs, and a card table. They excitedly brought me out to show me their work and invite me into their fort. I went about halfway inside and really had fun being in a fort again. Then the big kid in me couldn't help but look around and see all of the blankets, furniture, and space still available. I went to work.
The fort grew bigger and bigger! William and Adelaide were quite surprised that their mom knew about building forts and having fun with such things. I know I have helped them to build forts before, but I suppose it has been so long that they don't remember. There have been too many days full of migraines lately for them to remember much else.
The forts I have built with William and Adelaide in the past have not been this big. I told them that this was the deluxe model! When the fort was completed, William said to me, "You are a super hero!" Adelaide said, "You are the best mom ever. And I'm never wrong about these things."
It was a very fun 15 minutes of fort building for me and an afternoon of fun play for William and Adelaide. Fort building wore me out, so I counted it as my exercise for the day!
What did you do over the weekend?
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