so yesterday was silas' last final of summer term (now he has 2 weeks off!), so he was able to join us for preschool. when he asked if i needed help with anything, i asked him if he could rig up a simple living room obstacle course after we finished our first activity (talking about animal sounds and gluing cotton balls on sheep).
he agreed, and so as soon as we finished, i called him in to help out. unfortunately, i got sick all of a sudden and had to go rest on the bed.
(and let me just say here--when i said "obstacle course" i was thinking a few pillows, maybe crawling under the table, hopping up and down...you know.)
when i came out of the room (my random nausea--noi'mnotpregnantrightnow--was miraculously cured by a few minutes of lying on the bed and a couple nectarines), my jaw dropped.
he'd rigged up a kid's fantasy that began with crawling under the table (it had a sheet on it) and under the chair (a little tricky because of the way the chairs are designed), around a mattress standing on it's side, up 2 buckets onto a chair, and then the finale: jumping from a plank laid across the two high chairs, (which were on top of the couch) onto a pile of about 14 pillows and 2 twin comforters.
(the boys loved it, of course. i didn't get any pictures but suffice it to say i've been totally upstaged.)