My 3 oldest kids decided to build the Mayflower after lunch today. Not really sure when it turned from the Mayflower into a fort, but here is an account of the ten minutes they spent working together on building their fort:
Max: Karson can we have your tiny pillow.
Max: Go get it. Get mine too.
Max: Baby, come here.
Max: We’re supposed to have a few more pillows. Karson went up to get them.
Savannah: Baby, you can’t come in, so sorry.
Karson: I’ll hold the pillow
Max: No you don’t need to.
Savannah: No, no no no no no
Karson: Share, share
Max: How does that look?
Savannah: Going to get more blankets.
Max: There’s only room for one person.
Savannah: No Baby no!
Savannah: No Jasmin!
Max: Come here
Max: Sasa, baby’s goin in the fort
Savannah: No, no jaz.
Karson: She just wanted a little spot to get in.
Karson: Will you keep this little spot for the baby.
Karson: Here max.
Max: We don’t need it.
Max: Where is your sleeping pillow?
Karson: This is my pillow
Max: Stop Karson!
Savannah: Fine if you don’t want a fort
Max: This is the DS port. I will go get all 3 DSs.
Savannah: Are you sure?
Max: It will be awesome. Even more awesomer with the DSs
Karson: This fort is awesome.
Max: Karson, let her go.
Max: Go bye-bye.
Savannah: Go see momma,
Savannah: Momma’s got a surprise for you.
Savannah: Come here (to Jasmin)
Me to Max: What’s wrong?
Max: Karson smacked her head. Max walks back into living room.
Max to Karson: You’re weak.
Max: Get out, get out!
Karson: Don’t ruin our fort.
Savannah: Go bye-bye Jasmin.
Max: Ok now why are you lying to me?
<Talking that I can’t quite make out.>
Max: Oh my gosh! I can’t find my darn DS. (screaming) How come it’s not where it’s supposed to be?
Max: I’m going to ruin the fort!
Savannah: No max don’t! Mom!
(Max begins to count)…1…
Savannah: Shut up!
Max: Destroy the fort!
Savannah: you destroyed it! You’re so mean!
Savannah to Karson: He destroyed it!
A few more minutes after this account, Max and Savannah came to me slapping each other. After some mediation from me, they decided to work together and make the fort better so they could all fit. And now they are “taking their rests” in the fort. I guess it all turned out all right.