This is the other thing my boys like to do in our room.
"Mommy/ Daddy, please built me a tent, " Micah would call out while we are busy on the computer, or after doing something else together.
"Build tent!" Max would echo.
So this is how the tent look like from outside:
And this is the tent inside.
To make the tent:
1. Stack up pillows 2-3 feet from the bed-head.
2. Stuff a blanket behind the bed-head and pull it over stacked pillows.
* Option: if you have more pillows, you can put two stacks at an angle and lay a bolster across. Then you have a "back door", as the boys call it. That's the opening space you see in the picture above. The main entrane is actually on the right side.
Again, there had been a lot of pretend play, i.e.
"Come in! Lets hide from the bear!"
"It's raining... but we are safe."
"We are baby tigers. This is our nest. Rnouw!"
Max, again, would ask Mommy to join him inside.
Mommy: Ok. I'll come in. (Lies down, resting on her elbows, and sticks her head in.)
Max: No come in, Mommy. feet too.
Mommy: There's no space, Max. See... (Points all around to show him there is actually no more space.)
Max: OK. Want nan-nan now.
Mommy: here? but it's so hot under the covers.
Max: nan-nan now. Baby kitty wants nan-nan now, ok? Meew..meeww...
Mommy: OK.. (changes position. Now she looks like the lady in a box in a magic show about to be sawed into two.)
The only thing that can sometimes be exhausting is when they boys love to jump on the tent and "crash" it and ask you to build it again. The worst part of the crashing is that it'll be done by one boy, leaving the other screaming and then when you've fixed it, the other one now crashes it in "revenge". So it then becomes a tent crashing competition...
Tiring. Not so much the building and rebuilding of the tent,
but the coaxing and scolding and shouting and nagging and reasoning.