Tuesday, September 25, 2007

There are a couple of additional kids over to play today so all in total there are 4 of them. Feeling rather ambitious and - due to the nice hot weather I decided to take out the tent I bought for the kids to play in. The little picture on the side of the tent shows three tiny tents all attached in a row making for a kind of tunnel tent. Promises to be great fun.

I unzip the little bag that the tent comes neatly packed in, and begin to unroll the material. 10 minutes later I am still unrolling what appears to be a three mile long tent cleverly disguised by a packaging committee of Mary Poppinses. Finally it is laid out. Now comes the sticks that expand and lock together to prop the tent open. Not shockingly these too go on for miles but the theory seems simple enough... an hour later and incredibly the tent is up. Not as easy as it appeared. Note to self - unless I have one of those Acme pop up tents that self inflates and comes complete with a television, hairdryer and perhaps an expresso machine... I won't be camping anytime soon.

"Tada" *wipes sweat from brow* Off you guys go to play! I AM supermom. Looks like I win the award this year.

All in total they spent approximately 10 minutes playing in the tent before the novelty of it wore off and they decided to chase each other around the backyard screaming knock knock jokes. You know, *no assembly required* playing.

Like hell I'm going to attempt to figure out how to stuff that circus sized tent into that itty bitty bag. Looks like the evil tent will soon make for the framework of an igloo.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

I wouldn't either! :eek:

Anonymous said...

classic. you'll have to post of pic of the tent igloo. that made me laugh.

Kat said...

I keep seeing those things and want to buy one...and then I don't...and now I WON'T.

elizabeth said...

On the contrary (btw - you get married TOMORROW) you should buy one. If only to be fascinated by it's sheer size.

Joe the Troll said...

The cats are the same way. I won't buy them any more toys to ignore, I'll just keep giving them the toilet paper rolls they love so much.

elizabeth said...

...or tinfoil balls... also pipe cleaners twisted into a spiral. Cats love em. Another fun thing to do is to stick duct tape on their tail. Drives em right mental. Fun to watch on a rainy day.