Monday, March 28, 2011
I knew it would be a big hit when the neighbor boys came over to play. Usually would just let them figure out what to play and go about my folding laundry/washing dishes/random household activity while they entertained themselves, but I had just read this post about using a little extra effort and "wowing" somebody that day.
I thought back to all the clubhouses and forts of my own childhood and knew I could do the boys so much better than a simple tent.
That's right. I broke out extra furniture, pillows, sheets, baby gates, and some cardboard.
The boys LOVED it.
We even had a race car room (because you could race cars on the roof), and a Spiderman room/ coloring room. They got out every "boy" toy we own to put in that fort, but they also cleaned them all up before they left. (I should mention that BabyCakes was napping during most of their visit, otherwise she would have destroyed their fort Godzilla-fashion.)
I love when BigBoy plays with these boys. They are fun, polite, well-behaved children -- precisely the influence I want for my own child.
I'm glad I was able to "wow" them. Luckily when your audience is under the age of 6, it isn't that difficult. :)
Posted by Cayce at Monday, March 28, 2011