Tuesday, March 20, 2007

FORT!

For about a month, Pax had been more antsy than usual. He kept saying, "I want to build something." I took him to a hardware store but the salesman said what he had in mind was probably more than he could handle (not a very good salesman!). Pax was frustrated when I said, "let's leave and think about this a bit more and wait 'til your friends get back from their trips." So he kept thinking about it, his friends returned and back to the store we went. This time Pax insisted on getting started and darn if he and Mason didn't make a spectacular fort in Lisa's backyard last Sunday afternoon. They had just enough know-how with some power tools, just enough muscle (and duct tape) and a ton of creativity. For five hours or so, in the cold, they went at it and practically built a house the size of a BIG shed out of cardboard boxes and particle board! Lisa and I could not believe our eyes. It also has a lookout tower ( a ladder inside of a tall refridgerator box), a bathroom (not what they call it), and electricity inside. He is there now so who knows what else they've added. He loves to tell me every detail of the building process when he finally comes in for the night. Kids are amazing that way.

5 comments:

Kiko and/or Vincent said...

Pax is way cool. :) You need to take pictures of it and post it!

kate said...

hey, Pax wants the record set straight-there was very little duct tape used but a lot of nails, screws and 5 big slabs of particle board - and saws, you know, manly stuff. After he read this last night he said, "You got the facts wrong".

Yukiko said...

hee hee. cute. all about fact checking, like your other son.

funke said...

duct tape is very manly. there is a whole show about how to make things with duct tape and always involves lots of masculine behavior. See a previous blog entry for details:

http://invisible.covblogs.com/archives/007239.html

Anonymous said...

I wish James lived in Cambridge. feetofclay I'm at mom's and for some reason it's not letting me put my name in as usual. That "anonymous" inviting you to lunch with Lyn was me.