I couldn’t think of a better day to blog this… the big fluffy snow flakes falling outside my window remind me so much of the most magical pillow fight that ever existed.. which happened right here in my home.. in the room next to my office where I sit now.. and where a 2″ deep layer of feathers are still piled over the span of the entire floor, a week post-pillow-war, because I haven’t quite figured out the best way to clean them up.
Luckily it’s just the guest room and it’s not being used on a regular basis so the feathers are fairly contained, but somehow remnants of what took place that day are making their way around my entire house as little floating, feathery reminders of the most epic pillow fight…. ever.
I’ve had this vision of a pillow fight photo shoot in my head for a long time: beautiful little girls, all dressed in their PJ’s, having a sweet little pillow fight in an empty white room, with happy little feathers floating all around!
I knew someday I’d bring this vision to fruition but up until recently I felt that with my daughter being 2 and 3ish years old, there would be a good chance she and her friends wouldn’t understand the point and would totally not want to play in this gigantic, itchy mess.
But this year my baby girl turned 4 on January 1, and although there was certainly still a chance that she would either totally get into it, or totally not get into it, I decided I was going to give it a try! If it was a flop this year, well, I’ll try again when she turns 5 :-)
It was totally. not. a flop.
I invited all her closest little gal pals over for a birthday party and asked everyone to wear PJ’s… and expect feathers.. I just had no clue how much feathers. Jerry found me two bed sized feather pillows at the Ollie’s in Elizabeth city and I sewed them into thirds and cut them down into 6 small feather filled pillows.
Did you know that the contents of two.. JUST TWO.. bed size feather pillows would leave a pile of feathers 2″ deep across an entire floor of a 11×12 bedroom? I had no idea..
Well it did. My vision came to life last Tuesday with Evie and her friends Bebe, Darci, Stella, Little Stella, Baby Hudson, and two big Sis’s that were HUGE helps in keeping the feathers flying: Sophia and Kayleigh.
OH did we have so much fun! We were itching and coughing up feathers by the end of it but these girls had a blast! I am so glad I was able to document this for them so they’ll always remember it and grow up to be little Mommas themselves and get to clean up a room full of feathers for their little girls too!
This experience totally wrecked my house.. but it was so immensely worth it! I would clean this mess a thousand times over to see the smiles on these girls faces over and over!
But I reckon before I talk about future messes, I should get this one cleaned up first…
Biggest shout-out EVER to my fiance Jerry for supporting this messy endeavor and buying pillows for our girls (and helping clean up this mess!)
and to my friends Summer, Katie, Christina and Tina for donating little girls in PJ’s
..and to the drug store for selling Benadryl for some really itchy girls.
You can tell most of our littles had had their fill of feathers by this last photo.. all except Darci, in the front!
Feather Award of the year goes to Darci for holding strong and playing hard the whole time!!