Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mother of all house forts

Annie and Kylie flew to Denver for a girls weekend - claim that I'm earning some race equity with the wife for some weekends next year by giving them a break while chilling at home with the two pre k's. Annie would probably tell you she's still got some collecting to do before I start ramping up any equity in that bank. Either way it makes for a fun time for Annie and Kylie, and it leaves me and the pre k's to our own devices. So what do we do????

1 - Pizza and gigantic sugar cookies we decorated with frosting for dinner, late night movies - Rudolph and Frosty - twice for Rudolph, and slumber party in dad's bed where I collected one elbow to the ear and groin kicks - one from each kid - over the course of the night - offset by their being good cuddlers when not kicking.

Chesney comes from Venus - she took her time, put some thought into it, ultimately deciding to not even eat it, preferring instead to save it and show it/give it to Mom and Kylie when they get back.
Brock is from Mars - and said "why the hell waste time putting this on the cookie"?

2 - Padding the race equity account by taking care of some Christmas related returns/purchases that I knew Annie needed done . Not sure what the fuss is about hauling young kids around stores - they were great....... until they weren't. And once they weren't, they never went back to being great. And then I began the fine balancing act of communicating enough violence without inflicting it, in a manner that would convince the kids that the threat was for real and everyone else gathering around to watch that they really come from a loving and safe home environment, mostly. And then facing the unfortunate realization that neither party was buying what I was trying to sell.

3 - Building the mother of all living room forts... Behold....

Materials used - two couches, kitchen table, large ottoman, one spin bike, two kitchen chairs, and some blankets. There is a working stove, bunkbeds, a bag of cheeto's and some drinks, and probably a few more days worth of rations in there. They haven't come out for what's going on about an hour now...

2 comments:

Eber said...

they figured Florida was getting worked so no point in coming out.

Jdub said...

Yep - not often you see Urban's troops get taken behind the woodshed like that.