Flashback to September 13, 2013. My son, Josh was 5 years old and there was little moment in time that he enjoyed building and playing in forts. I wrote a post about it.
Every kid needs a fort
Every once in a while, Josh requests a fort. It’s his little hideout. Every kid needs a fort.
We always build his fort the same way. We use the couch, pillows from the couch, the table to keep the pillows from knocking over and a big blanket to cover it all up.
Josh found a light up ring in his toy chest and used it to light up the inside of his fort.
It’s always a different scenario. This time around, Josh decided he was going to be Incredible Hulk. His mission was to save the people inside the fort by going inside, finding them, breaking down the doors of the fort (I had to put them up after he got in, of course) and running to the other side with the people he saved (that would be me).
Playing fort with a boy sure is different than playing fort with a girl. It’s more action packed and burns more calories. I did a alot of ducking, lifting and running. Whew… what a workout. When I played fort with my daughter, Sabrina, we sat inside and had a picnic, put on nail polish or brushed the hairs of her Barbie dolls. So I guess it wouldn’t be called fort. It would be called spa.
Everyday is a fun day,
Flash forward to 2016. It was a rainy Sunday last weekend. We played outside for a little bit before the rain started and even for a little bit in the rain, umbrellas and all.
But when we were finished playing in the rain, we needed something to do. I suggested to build a fort. Josh was super excited. Of course, he remembered the drill. In fact, he instructed me on what to do. I get the blankets while he gathers all that he needs to sustain in the fort. That would be a lollipop and some pillows.
Josh really likes this fort that he made. He laid a comforter inside so that he can be comfortable and toasty. He pretty much spent most of his day in it.
Building forts is awesome. Every child needs a fort.