Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jaws

(photo taken by The May Queen)

One of the fabulous treats that arrived on my doorstep recently was this shark tent, a birthday gift from fellow blogger and real life friend, The Dragonfly. (Thanks!) I opened it, saw what it was, laughed, and then, I'm sad to say, left it in the box for several weeks. This past weekend I FINALLY made the time to set it up.

(If you're a new reader and wondering why on earth a child sized shark tent is a perfect gift for me, you can see more of my obsession with all things shark here )

Once we finally got it set up The May Queen set to making it comfortable, filling it with sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and books. Then we both crawled in there and read with flashlights (and the May Queen READ! It was crazy!) When we finally had to abandon it for dinner the cat discovered it.
The next day while we were at camp Shakespeare slept in the tent the whole time we were gone! Upon our arrival home The May Queen had to invite the neighbor girls over to see it, and they spent the rest of the afternoon playing in it. The May Queen has been begging to sleep in it. It is definitely a hit!


27 comments:

flutter said...

hol-lee- CRAP that is cute.

Alpha DogMa said...

That is so cool!

JCK said...

Isn't it amazing how much fun a tent can produce. For cats, too!

the dragonfly said...

Oh, I'm so glad you like it! I thought of you the instant I saw it. It looks like you had lots of fun...it's great that Shakespeare enjoyed it too. :)

Beck said...

That is THE FUNNIEST tent ever.
And it would scare the Baby witless.

Sober Briquette said...

that's awesome. I'm glad you're all having so much fun with it.

Furrow said...

As soon as I saw the first picture, I thought, "my cat would love that." Glad to see you human types enjoying it, also. Well done, Dragonfly.

Kyla said...

How fun! BubTar has really gotten into reading this summer, too. (KayTar, too, for that matter. LOL.)

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, T. would LOVE that tent!!!

Amy Y said...

What a great gift!
That Dragonfly sure is a great friend to have :)

Kathryn said...

That is awesome! What a perfect gift for you! :)

Emily said...

Awh, the perfect gift for you!

My hubby and I went to The Aquarium of the Pacific while we were in CAlifornia in May where we TOUCHED sharks and rays swimming around in their shark tank. Unreal. It made me think of you. I need to post those pics...

Mary Beth said...

I love that the cat has taken it for his own - as with all the best spots in the house:)

nomotherearth said...

That is AWESOME. I'm scared of sharks, and I STILL want it.

carrie said...

That = tons of fun!

Mac and Cheese said...

Thanks for the idea! I'm looking for a b-day gift for my daughter, and that one might buy me some peace and quiet.

the end of motherhood said...

I like the little orange fish swimming merrily along at the top of his yawning jaws.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic!!

Can you zip yourself inside and make it your own personal getaway? ;)

alejna said...

That is a great tent! What a cool gift to get.

Magpie said...

that is great.

Manager Mom said...

My kids would KILL for one of those! the tent, AND a shakespeare of their own. :-)

SusieJ said...

That tent rocks!!! You are lucky!

blooming desertpea said...

What a fantastic tent!! And the perfect gift for you. Hurray to the dragonfly!!

ewe are here said...

Very cool.

And I love the shot of the cat in the tent... they always know where the most comfortable spots are.

Mad said...

Other bloggers are simply the best.

niobe said...

I love it. (and I don't even really like sharks)

womaninawindow said...

Much fun!