Saturday, November 16, 2013

NaBloPoMo: Thirty Acts of Love: Day 16. Indoor Camping

Connor had a friend spend the night tonight. Earlier in the week, Helen had wondered if she could do something special tonight, too, and somehow it was decided that she could put the tent up in her bedroom. Of course, come bedtime, nobody but Helen remembered this conversation.

By the time I made it upstairs, Helen had packed her suitcase and placed the camping sleeping mats and her pillow inside the tent Ed had set up. After she arrived at her campsite, Helen turned her suitcase into a bed for baby Liam, placed her ice cold water by her side, and asked me to zip up the mosquito netting.

Every parent knows this could have been a disaster, if Ed had resisted rather than just doing this one loving thing for Helen. She is so happy. Now, let's hope she decides to sleep in!


Day 1. The All Night Sewing Spree
Day 2. Package from a Friend
Day 3. For the Love of the Game
Day 4. Always There
Day 5. Ups and Downs
Day 6. Siblings 
Day 7. Football and Money 
Day 8. Theater
Day 9. Young Friends
Day 10. Playing Catch  
Day 11. The Ugly Scarf 
Day 12. I Love You
Day 13. Every Row

Day 14. You Look Good
Day 15. Fried Food and Friends