You may know from a recent Instagram that Bekz and I built a little something that looks like this. Today, I present you with a case for blanket forts and why every young lady needs one.
1. Hosting becomes easy. Nobody expects you to make dinner or even provide the wine. When folks are in the fort, they just want popcorn, M&Ms and/or cookies.They're too busy being surprised that you actually built the fort that you told them would be there upon arrival.
2. Slumber parties feel more natural than taking out your contacts after a dust storm after sleeping in them after they were already old in the first place. The giggles flow like milk and honey. The conversation turns from preferred oils for roasting vegetables to James Van Der Beek's hair. Jeans are exchanged for jammies and phones can get the hellouta town.
3. May as well call it Fort Whimsy. In 10 years, which of the following scenarios are you most likely to remember from your early adult days with your roommate: A) talking about what you ate B) spending hours in front of the mirror getting ready for another weekend out C) spending good, quality time cleaning together every Saturday morning D) building a badass blanket fort that stays up one week too long and 51 weeks too short.
There's no wrong answer; unless you picked A, B or C.
4. Cheaper than water. These days it seems like the only way to do something fun is to spend a few bucks on movies, bars, restaurants and concerts. Sure, we could go on hikes, make music videos or look at Beyonce books at the library, but we usually don't think of it. In A Million Miles In A Thousand Years, Donald Miller talks about how in movies they don't do small talk in small places. Folks aren't sitting in coffee shops—they're kayaking or running from volcanos. Gilmore Girls is the exception, not the rule.
5. It's easy as pie (charts). It only took us one hour to build this beaut. We didn't even have to plan or buy nothin!
Why the wait?
I bet you already have what it takes.
(points to heart)
Good luck, Captain.