Ali spent an entire Saturday morning planning and creating an extraordinarily intricate blanket fort.
Like Fort Knox itself, her construction boasted of all of the necessary building components to create the highest security possible – chairs, every blanket in the house, random objects like hammocks and toys to fill in the gaps left by the blankets, and a road rug. So that if you try to crash your car into the fort, you’ll just drive up that rug road and off to the right. A perfect deterrent.
There was even a watering can in case of emergency flower moisture needs.
I was allowed inside the fort on a heavily curated tour once and only once – to survey the fine architecture and high security measures housed therein.
Deep within the bowels of the fort, there was a Guard Rabbit, armed with a mighty light and aided by a Teddy Deputy. They were responsible for carefully hiding and protecting the entrance to The Vault.
To get to this most important secondary room, both guards, a pillow, and two backpacks had to be moved in just the right order so as not to set off any Indiana-Jones-style snares or trap doors into a room full of snakes (I’m assuming – although Ali has never seen Indiana Jones to glean from their wisdom.)
Carefully, Ali moved them to allow me to visit The Sacred Vault. To feast my eyes on what lay beneath.
The most guarded and precious room in the fort was a treasure indeed.
It was a library.
As it should be.
Have a nice weekend curled up in a fort vault somewhere.