Monday, July 6, 2009
How To Be a Boy: Building a Blanket Fort
Step 1: Wait until your mom has spent no less than 3 hours cleaning the house
Step 2: Go to the linen closet and remove everything that looks sheet-like by pulling neatly folded stacks from each shelf onto the floor. Don't miss great grandma's white tablecloths.
Step 3: If you've pulled down a fitted sheet, wad it back up and shove it on the floor of the linen closet. Fitted sheets are NOT blanket fort building material.
Step 4: Build fort. Stacks of books make great sheet anchors, so feel free to remove all the books from the bookshelves.
Step 5: Play in the fort for 5 minutes to 3 hours. Make sure to end blanket fort play-time by getting into a huge fight with your brothers.
Step 6: Whatever you do, do not clean up the blanket fort.
Step 7: When your mom insists, wad sheets, tablecloths and anything else you've used and shove it into the linen closet. Close door as far as it will go. You're done.
Even more "How To Be a Boy" goodness here:
Loading the dishwasher
Wrapping a birthday present
Taking out the garbage
Posted by Afton at 4:32 PM