If you’ve ever been to my house pre-Luke you’d know that I usually like things nice and clean and in their proper place. Post-Luke I’ve taken a new point-of-view regarding the messiness of my home. In fact, not only does it look like Luke’s car bin blew up but there is also a FORT in my living room at this very moment!

 Yes! This humongous “fort” is now residing in my living room! Luke and I had a paint party with some of the neighborhood kids yesterday. We had such a fantastic time!

I wasn’t really sure if Luke could “paint” but after I showed him what to do he picked up his own paint brush, dipped it in paint and then went to town!

His favorite thing to do was mix all the colors together!

Of course, quite a bit of paint ended up on him (AND mommy)!

Daddy Russ cut Luke a door and windows that fit him perfectly!

Thank you Mamaw and PawPaw for the giant box!! Every kid needs a fort!

One of my favorite bloggers from Sleeping Should be Easy (currently pregnant with twins) recently did a blog post called, “Why I Don’t Bother With Messy House Guilt.” I think this is a blog post that ALL mothers should read! To read this awesome blog post click here.

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

22 Responses

  1. Tyesha

    how cute and I so can relate in regards to trying to keep a clean and tidy house, but can’t thanks to the kiddos and sometimes even my husband lol. LUKe looks like he was enjoying himself plenty and what a fun way to involve painting.

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you!! It’s really tough when the rest of the household seems to think we’re maids! Luke did have a great time painting!

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  2. Sara Phillips

    I LOVE IT!!!! We’ve had a fort in our living room – they are GREAT! And then you can just recycle it when you are done!

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  3. gmaj

    How cute!!! I had tents made of sheets or quilts in my living room once upon a time; but never a fort!! LOL

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I think I foresee many sheet tents in our future!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you! I’m the same regarding every day items. I love to see the different uses and fun that Luke does with random items!

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  4. Nina

    Wow that’s an AWESOME fort! It’s so big! Isn’t it so cute how they just figure out how to paint? And yes, the mess! Sometimes I feel like the cleanup takes more time than the actual painting, lol. It’s also crazy what kids can do to your home, although I must say, from your photos, that you still have quite a beautiful home 🙂

    p.s. Thanks for the shout out!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you! It really was neat watching him paint himself! I will say I feel I am constantly cleaning! It just never ends!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Hi Lisa! Ya’ll definitely need one!! Luke, I AND the dog all get in Luke’s at the same time! It’s so big!!

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  5. gina

    Just made a fort ourselves! Minutes of entertainment lol!
    New follower from “Im a blogger girl in world. 🙂

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Love the MINUTES part! It’s so true…they lose interest in no time at all! Thank you for following, Gina! Heading to see your blog as well!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      You totally need to do it!! All you need is a box!

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  6. Jackie Kirkindoll

    Mamaw & pawpaw are glad to hear that putting up with that big box in our garage until we could get daddy Russ to pick it up in his pickup was worth it!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      It has definitely been put to good use!! It’s his favorite toy right now!

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  7. Lilliana G

    Forts are the best… my girls build them with blankets in every nook and crany they can find in our home. Visiting from the blog hop.

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      They really are awesome! There isn’t a kid who doesn’t love a good fort!! Come back again soon!

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  8. Teressa Mackey

    Oh my goodness.
    Great idea.
    One day we will get to make an awesome Fort.
    It’s awesome how you let him make it his own!

    new follower via the blog hop!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Thank you! I love finding activities we can do with items we have around the house. Good for recycling too! Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

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