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my fort’s better than yours!

April 21, 2009

sometime today i saw someone (sorry “someone”…i cant remember who you are…) put up a twitpic, on twitter, of a fort.

well aint that a great opening sentence πŸ˜€

anyways – it got me thinking…i LOVED building forts when i was a kid. and ya know…we have a lot of kids around these parts. like, you! yah…im talking about you guys. and lets face it, we’re all just a bunch of big kids here.

so…im thinking we should have a fort making contest. yes? yes!

you know youre smiling right now. uh-huh. i know you are πŸ˜‰

heres how it’ll work…

build your fort inside your house.

all the items must be from the inside of your house and be reusable.

no purchasing items just for the fort.

involve your family!

post pics, or vid, of your fort on monday – april 27th. you can either post about it on your blog or just tell us here in the comments. either way…make sure you leave a link to your amazing fort creation here!

come on, now…you in??!

38 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2009 7:12 pm

    oh. i guess we should have a prize for the winner.

    um…and a process for picking a winner.

    hmmm…this is me, on top of things.

  2. TheNorEaster permalink
    April 21, 2009 10:55 pm

    I’m out.

    Cause everybody knows you need snow to build a real fort.

    • April 22, 2009 6:16 pm

      that would be an igloo. wouldnt it?

      • TheNorEaster permalink
        April 23, 2009 7:32 am

        Why, no! It would not be an igloo, Tam! It would be a snow fort! Of course, I was the best snow fort builder anywhere so maybe everyone should just stick with the household stuff. Because going against the best snow-fort builder would be snow fair! After all, there is snow way anyone would ever beat me in a snow fort contest! Heck, I’m TheNorEaster! I could make my own snow! Ya ksnow?

  3. April 22, 2009 12:37 am

    I wanna be in for this…cos I don’t think I’ve ever built a fort…

    A lego castle yes…but never a fort.


    • April 22, 2009 12:37 am

      Possible problem…time to do this…we’ve got a non-free weekend coming up.

      More hmmmm

      • April 23, 2009 7:43 pm

        maybe we’ll do it, or something like it, again.

        i bet you and diane would build an awesome fort tho!

  4. April 22, 2009 1:01 am

    Not sure I can do a video without something to sell, but I’m gonna give it a shot.

    • April 23, 2009 7:42 pm

      yay! im sure this will be beyond entertaining πŸ™‚

  5. April 22, 2009 5:55 am

    {wonders if wife will approve of a mote in the middle of the living room – and if said mote would harm the flooring – and how much the water bill will be affected by said mote – is now wondering why he is thinking in terms like ‘said mote’ but digresses and returns to dreams of a ‘faith fort’ that would rival the crystal cathedral… sees it now – cover of ‘modern christianity’ – ‘faith fort crushes crystal cathedral with living room mote’ … wonders if he can handle the celebrity that this fort would bring}

    I am not sure what I think about all this fort building business!! πŸ™‚

  6. April 22, 2009 7:43 am

    My Bday is April 27th. Can I win just for that?

    • April 22, 2009 6:16 pm


      cuz youre a winner every day around here!


      • April 27, 2009 5:53 am

        Awww man. This isn’t one of those leagues where everyone gets a prize just for breathing is it? C’mon let’s teach our kids how to run a good race, crazy society!

  7. April 22, 2009 8:04 am

    oh mylanta. you make me laugh so much!!! i have no kids (if we’re excluding the only two “adults” around), so is it weird that the challenge to build a fort creates some very serious excitement in this little girl’s mind?

    • April 23, 2009 7:42 pm

      my daughter says oh mylanta all the time. you made me smile!

      you dont have to have kids to build a fort. come on – join in! you wanna, dont ya!?

  8. April 22, 2009 10:18 am

    Aren’t the best forts just two chairs and a blanket?!?! πŸ™‚ Since I can’t move my chairs I won’t be making one, but I was a great fort builder in my day…

    Maybe I’ll look for some old photos and do a blog post about it that day…

    • April 23, 2009 7:41 pm

      thats a good idea! please do πŸ˜€

      cant forget clothes pins. lots of those!

  9. April 22, 2009 12:58 pm

    HaHa, I had a similar thought as gitz about posting old photos from when my son was young and building forts around the house. My family might just think I’ve gone completely nutty if they see me building a fort around here. I’ll give it some consideration though since it’s difficult to pass up a contest opportunity.

  10. April 22, 2009 1:37 pm

    Fort eh…..might have to get into this one. my 6 year old will love it…

    can it be outside since we are getting ready to do such anyway? I am recycling old fort parts and swing sets to create a new fort/ playhouse this weekend…does it count?

    • April 23, 2009 7:40 pm

      it might count.


      tune in friday.

  11. April 22, 2009 3:13 pm

    What’s the prize?

    • April 22, 2009 6:15 pm

      i dunno. what d’ya think would be good.

      maybe…stuff for smores!!!

      • April 23, 2009 5:02 am

        Chips Ahoy cookies! πŸ™‚

        Drew built and igloo a few months ago and I got it on video. Can I submit that? Will it count?

        • April 23, 2009 7:35 pm

          sigh. tune in tomorrow. you’ll get your answer then.

      • April 23, 2009 7:56 pm

        oooh… we could all make micro-s’mores πŸ™‚ those make me happy!

  12. April 22, 2009 3:46 pm

    thinking about this… it really would be fun!

    • April 23, 2009 7:36 pm

      yes! it would be fun….COME ON!!

      peeeeeze πŸ˜€

  13. April 22, 2009 6:33 pm

    I think the prize should be a power90 dvd. And not a used one… don’t get any ideas!

    • April 23, 2009 7:37 pm

      ha! hmmmm…and to think…i was thinking food for a prize. youre thinkin exercise. we’re quite the duo πŸ˜‰

  14. April 22, 2009 7:15 pm

    I’m laughing because my kids pronounce fart as “fort” so if we’re havin’ a fort making contest, look out! Our family’s got this one sewn up!

    • April 23, 2009 7:38 pm

      uh. nope. ive got a “stinking” suspicion we’d give you some competition. well, not me, of course. but brent, the kids and the dog…WHEW!!! TOX-ICK!

  15. April 23, 2009 2:18 pm

    haha!! Tam, you are the best!!!!!! This is the awesomeist idea.

    I’m out though.

    No, I’m not a poopy-head peon, I’m just …. there’s too many road blocks to this being actually done right now.

    But you’re a WAY cool person for thinking of it. πŸ˜€

    • April 23, 2009 7:39 pm

      email when you can, sweets. k?

      love you! bunches!


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