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
Eating popcorn
Wrapping a birthday present
Taking out the garbage


Emily Laing said...

So True! You have to do one on cleaning their rooms...complete with descriptions of clothes in the drawers and stuff under the bed...

Debbie said...

Love it! I really DID miss out by only having sisters!!! ;)

Angela and Kevin Taylor said...

They are right about the fitted sheet, totally not fort material!