something nice

Today I had the kids' tent up in the lounge room. Bright Eyes was playing in it and suddenly had a bright idea.

"Mum, shall we make a bedtime tent?" he asked. (Note, first ever use of the 'shall we' construction.)

"Oh sure. What do you think we'll need to make a bedtime tent?" I asked.

"Covers!" he said.

"Great idea. Where should we get covers from?" was my next invitation to him.

"Car covers!" was his brilliant idea. He dashed off to the bedroom to get his doona (which is covered in car printed material) and brought it back.

"Wow! It's a bedtime tent!" I said, and he had a great time going to bed and waking up again.