Not to be outdone, TM and D. decided to make two forts in their room:
But then K. needed to nap this afternoon and the forts had to be (temporarily) abandoned. So a new one was made on the third floor:
I love days like this. I love how everyone gets along; I love the uninterrupted play; I love the use of imagination. But, perhaps you have picked-up on the fact that I'm just a wee bit Type-A. I am the most relaxed when the house is neat and orderly. Having so many children has been a stretching experience for me on that front...learning to be content amid the chaos. And as much as I like "fort days", I also have to consciously remind myself that the mess is OK and to just overlook it. It will get cleaned up eventually; these are not permanent installations. And, there will come a day when I look at my perpetually neat and ordered house and wish the mess-makers were little again and doing what they do best.