Thursday, March 24, 2011

Couch & Carpet Camp-out

Camp-out. For many people that might mean setting a tent up in some remote location or perhaps even their own backyard. For us, it just means the three boys sleep out in the living room instead of their own room. I'm not sure what is so exciting about this change of venue, but the boys definitely love it.

We began the night with a hearty dinner of hot dogs and French fries. After showers, the boys set up their makeshift beds and settled in for viewing of the cinematic classic, Alvin & the Chipmunks, accompanied by the gourmet treat, popcorn and M&M's.

We had plans for Moonpie Ice Cream and maybe another movie, but it doesn't look like they are going to make it to nine o'clock.

I remember that about childhood -- simple delights and big dreams that drift between day and night.

2 comments:

katieoobeemath said...

Ha! Your post made me smile! Our boys even go so far as to set up a tent in their bedroom and still call it camping out. I really like the last line of your post - simple delight and big dreams - nice slice!

Juice said...

There was a line that stuck out to me in this passage. "I'm not sure what was so exciting about the change of venue" was a line that I felt to be very interesting. Do any of us know why a change of venue is exciting? Some people believe that a routine-like life style with no surprises, twists, or turns is just the ticket to a happy life. But in my opinion, those people may be happy, but I don't believe their life has been enriched or fulfilled. I think a change in venue adds to our perceptions and perspectives of life. It's something I definitely recommend for everyone. -Stephanie Rose