|One still sleeping...|
Dad was out of town last night, so we pulled mattresses off of beds,
& selected a menagerie of pillows and blankets fit for living room floor camping. ;)
Things feel off when my husband is out of the house. Even if he's just sitting at the dining room table all night doing his homework, he's still here. It's routine. We're used to it. We like him home.
Last night he had to leave town. That left us home alone, and that happens, next to never. Since it felt a little 'off' to have dad gone, we decided to do something out of the ordinary too.
I'm an early-to-bed gal, but not everyone else in the house is...so, instead of sticking to the routine, we pulled out the mattresses, a menagerie of pillows and blankets, my daughter's big sleeping bag (for that camping feel, you understand, lol) and we camped out on the living room floor, watching movies and tee heeing/giggling until far past my bedtime. ;)
Such a silly, simple thing, and yet it was so awesome. I think every parent has done this at least once (or helped set up a space for the kids to do it).
Free entertainment, quality kid time, and mom encouraging the mess (see pic above)??? Yeah, those are good times. :)