Thursday, 16 August 2007

Things to do on a cold and rainy day.....

If you are a 4 year old boy and stuck inside because its raining and you have the attention span of a flea for doing Arts and Crafts, then what better than having a good old faithful, genius MUM who will drag her breakfast stools into the loungeroom, throw a sheet (pink of course) over them and VOILA instant tent ! You can hide inside with all your toys, some choc chip cookies,(again, genius mum) a few cats and your day is complete!



Perhaps we should all build ourselves a tent every now and then and escape......

OR if you are a cat you may prefer to snuggle on mummys bed like my lil bedtime bubby, Scamp has done. Brrr he looked so cold, i just had to put a lil' blankie over him (now you are either thinking Awww how adorable, OR ,Oh for goodness sake Shannon, its a cat). And yes he is under there.

Hello lil buddy sound asleep, you look so cute and cosy......

Woops i woke you, have a stretch and go back to sleep....


Or just be like my big, fluffy Georgie and find a comfy cushion in the family room in direct target of the warm air blowing from the air con. Now who says cats are stupid!!!


Ok gotta go, i have been invited into the Royal tent for 'a cup of tea' and "Can you bring more cookies when you come in mum?"

Of course i will :)
You gotta love it.

Hugz as always
Shann :)

22 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What can be more fun than a cuppa with a choc chip cookie with your favourite little man?
Nothing, nothing at all can be more special than that.

Stephanie said...

What a waaay cool mum you are! And even your tent "supports" are pretty! Eat some cookies for me!

I really enjoyed these pics today!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

HippieDog said...

Oh my gosh Shannon! I remember these wonderful times with my two oldest boys!! They are now grown but hopefully my little baby Jakey will love making "tents" too!! Thanks for bringing back such a special memory for me :)
Michelle
xo

Laurie said...

You're such a good Mom!

Laurie

Katrina said...

You are excellent Shannon! What fun! You are very patient and I think that's the best. Hope you had a good day..
Katrina :)

Daisy said...

Ohhhh, I so remember all that. I loved it, I miss it, where did it go.....I want it back!!
Have fun all of you. xxx

Daisy said...

Only me...again. I'm probably being a great big "techno Prat", but I can't find your e-mail address on your blog anywhere to send my info about the "Cotton'n Candy" swap to!!If you can get my e-mail from Jullie and buzz one across to me, I'll send you all the stuff you want.
Go on now, tell me that it's right there in front of my eyes and I've been lookin like a "Bloke"!! xxx

IsabellaCloset said...

Shannon, Oh I bet Sam had such a great fun playing in that tent! What cute photos.
When my Grandchildren Isabella & Samuel come over sometimes we put up "the Dragon belly".. It's a big old chenille bedspread. I put it up like you would a tent and it hangs down & they say it reminds them of a Dargons belly. We ALL crawl inside and read happy books about Dragons.
You are just the best Mama! Enjoy every second with your adorable Sam..they grow up to fast! ~Mary~ :-}

Vintage Mosaic Boutique said...

Looks like you son had a blast!!! Chairs and sheets always seems to be a big hit on a cold and rainy day!
Siobhan xo

The Salisbury Family said...

Aww so much fun! ANd your cats are just gorgeous!!

COLLS GARDEN said...

And ole Georgie just layin' back in the warm. He the Man.
Mwa. :-}

FourSistersInACottage said...

What a cutie!!!! Love it!!!
Have fun with him as they grow up sooooo fast.
Love and Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

love of yellow roses said...

I remember the days when my boys would make tents on a daily basis. now they just do it a couple of times when they have a friend spend the night. Their tents take up the whole room, with seperate rooms in them. What fun memories to have!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I remember doing that as a kid, there aren't many things more fun than a sheet over a chair!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I remember the whole living room as basically one big tent! Maybe I could throw a blanket over me when I sit at the computer and noone will know that I'm there. It's a thought?!

Dolly said...

Aw Shannon I remember those big ole sheet tents! How fun!
We would bring every chair we could find into the frontroom and cover them and make tunnels!
You have brought back so many fun memories for me!
I can't wait till the grandkids come so we can make tents with them!

I love you sweet lil fur babies! Yes I cover my girls too!

I need your email addy!
Hugz, Dolly

Gina said...

Awww, and then, awww!

Lori said...

Shannon, It's been pouring rain in Indiana in the US for almost 24 hours! But I have to say when I rad about Sam and the kitties and what a wonderful Mom you are with him it warmed my heart beyond anything you can imagine! I could just adopt you as my daughter you are so remarkable and aweet! Your Mom (Mum) did a outstanding job raising you to be who you are! And since she did I am going to send her something really cute and special when her swap goes out! Take care you dear girl and enjoy the tent time Shannon, those wonderful little boys grow so quickly! Love, Lori

Miss Rhea said...

Hopefully no Poofood with the cookies. lol. You have such a cute Blog, thanks for reminding me of a memory of playtime with my son ( who is 22 now !! ) Blessings,
Rhea

FrostingsNSparkles said...

LOL, Annalise builds tents almost daily, I think our kids would get along famously!! ROFL @ Miss Rhea's comment ;)

Tip Junkie said...

What an amazing tent! A great way to spend a rainy day.

KARA said...

ah what a sweetie, they were the days were you could sit in a tent.
kara
xx