Jun26 Hideaway: a mother’s idea for an average day adventure 2012

How to make today special…all that’s needed: 1 sheet, 5 sticks, rain boots, the woods, adventurous kiddos…mission accomplished.

It’s like a fairy tale, just bring a sheet teepee out to a field and spend HOURS playing make-believe and finding new adventures around every corner. Shaynah Dodge of the blog Pirates and Peonies just decided to take an average day, and make it unbelievable and wildly magical.  I could summarize what she said, but I just can’t do it justice, so here she is:

“it was a muggy day and brinley finally got over a fever so we were determined to get out of the house. i have a great love creating new ways to make memories, and this very day was one of the most beautiful days  i have had with my boys. they were on an adventure and a few little rain drops were not going to

get in the way of their whimsical fantasy. little boys have a funny way of making a great escape from reality. our little make-shift teepee soon became the home of many new characters. there were so many beautiful moments share between the  boys and i was lucky enough to be the one allowed in on them. rowan is just a sweet brother, he is always assisting and including brinley. it makes me so proud that we are raising such a loving, giving child. brinley is not quit into story telling and make-believe like rowan (give him time he is only 2), but he has his own way of making us laugh and adding a great joy to those around him. i will never forget how this fun little world that we created was. it became the catalyst for a new romance i have discovered in motherhood!
so here is to raising boys who dream big, shoot for the moon, and have imaginations that reach
great heights — may they never lose their ability to create!!”

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