November 4, 2013


Yesterday, I build stilts. Yes. Stilts.

See, on Saturday, we all headed to a local colonial festival type thing. If you live in or around the mid-Atlantic or New England you know the drill.

1) Find an appropriate historical setting.
2) Convince a small army of people to cloak themselves in historical dress and reenact both commonplace activities (spinning yarn, cleaning guns, weaving ye olde sweaters) and battles
3) Teach civilians about commonplace activities and battles whilst being hot and itchy.

So, yes, the children learned all about colonial-era activities and battles whilst being chilly (since it was, indeed, cool and windy). The most fun activities, however, were the toys colonial-era kids played with. Their favorites were the stilts. They spent hours and hours trying to balance and walk on the stilts. Which is why I headed to Home Depot first thing Sunday morning, bought lumber and a circular saw, and cobbled together two pairs of stilts.

I did pretty well. And so did they.

Posted by Chris at November 4, 2013 7:15 AM | TrackBack

Parenting WIN!

Posted by: Kris Hopkins at November 4, 2013 8:14 AM

My ad built all fo us stilts one Christmas and we played with them for years! I had forgotten about that. Thanks for the memory.

Posted by: beth at November 4, 2013 8:29 AM

Those are awesome. Hours of fun.

Posted by: Annie at November 4, 2013 12:03 PM

The simple things are the best!

Posted by: Mindy at November 5, 2013 1:55 PM
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