Wednesday, December 5, 2012

52 Date Nights: Week Ten, Make a Tent

Previous date night posts here. Free stay-at-home date night ideas PDF download here. (Not sponsored.)

When I read this one, I was thinking make a tent like you did when you were a kid. A fort, really. You know:  where the couch was one end of the fort and you dragged the coffee table over to form another side, maybe stacked a bunch of couch cushions on a third side, then draped a blanket over the whole thing. Low tech, nothing too strenuous.
Well. Apparently when you tell Thomas to build a tent, he builds a freaking tent. Isn't it awesome? Don't ask me how to replicate it; all I can tell you is it calls for a lot of twine, binder clips, two coat stands, and a curtain rod. Also, concrete blocks (visible in the pictures below). Way at the top there you can kind of see the back end of the roof blanket is tied to the basement windows.
I added the yellow tissue paper flower garland I made for Paul's birthday party. We tried to hang it over the entryway at the party and it didn't work AT ALL, so I am very glad I was finally able to put it to good use.
Clearly my contribution was vital to the integrity of the structure.
When we started this whole date night thing thinking it would be a good way to keep us from passing out in front of the TV every weekend night, we had no idea. This was definitely not your typical Saturday night.


  1. Okay, this is my new favorite date of yours. And Thomas has now officially locked in my vote for "Favorite Internet Husband". I love that he is so into these. Justin would just roll his eyes at me for every date except this one (he also appreciates a good tent).

  2. hehehe ... "make a tent". I love how a little giggle turns that into something dirty.

    Oh, and good job Thomas! :)

  3. I love these date night posts so much. And I agree, your husband is my favorite Internet Husband that he's so into all this. Very, very cool.