He’s had a few throughout the summer. "Can we build a treehouse?" is common. “Can we build a rocket? Can you make me a parachute?” have also made the list. Today the request was to build a hammock. I almost said, “let’s wait for Daddy” when I thought, maybe I can actually accomplish this task. I figured I could tie a bed sheet to the swing set and call it a day.
Once I got out to the backyard the thought of my son crashing to the ground in our homemade hammock ran through my mind. We went back inside and googled “bedsheet hammock” and the first page listed was our answer.
This site had the most amazing hammock making system and it was easy too! An old tablecloth, rope and a couple of simple knots and we were in business. It hung from the top of our swing set and my son read and relaxed in it for quite a bit of the afternoon.
It’s nice to be home more. It’s nice to have time to say yes to my children’s requests. I love summer. Now I just need to figure out how to incorporate this lifestyle into our school year when September arrives. But, until then I’ll just sit here and enjoy our new hammock.