Today marks the fulfillment of a life-long dream. Nay, the surpassing of a life-long dream. If you grew up in a family that had the Childcraft series – particularly volume 11, “Make and Do” then please, don’t allow yourself to be too jealous – oh, who am I kidding? You won’t be able to help yourself.
immediately came to mind. Particularly the image on the lower right. Sigh. We all live with so many unfulfilled dreams.
So John asked him if we could have them. Being the friendly, generous, small town neighbor that he is not only gave them to us but he later delivered a total of 11 large cardboard boxes from his new cabinets. OH JOY!
The window idea in the inspirational picture above proved to undermine the structural integrity of the entire fort.
I am planning flashlights through parts of the roof for lighting and blankets and pillows for increased comfort.
Sadly, I am too long to make the tight corners so I can only live vicariously through my children. But frankly, I feel a bit like a self-made millionaire who is nervous about just indulging his children because he fears that they don’t value what they have. My children didn’t have to ache and yearn for this wondrous habitation for the last quarter century – it was just handed to them on a silver platter. Ah well…this is the perennial tension – how to give good things to your children without risking their own goodness.
So, to my brothers: James and Evan – eat your heart out. And Nick…you may build this: