Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
Third Birthday: A Secondary Use for a Cardboard Fort
Little Miss decided to play pizza parlor this morning. Having a cardboard fort in the same room as your home office is a distraction, but what a lovely distraction it is. She insisted she was going to cook pizza for Mom and Dad at her "pizza store." Here are some notes about the photo.
- We are retrofitting our largely tape-secured fort with Mr. McGroovy’s box rivets. The box my daughter is using as a tabletop was jumped on several times, damaging its ability to remain upright. It is stronger now, riveted to adjoining boxes.
- The small window in our fridge box is the same one toddlers crammed a couple oversized stuffed animals through before the kids themselves went through the window at our third birthday party. Nevermind that they could have entered the box through a huge entryway just 18 inches to the right.
- On Saturday we picked up a full-size authentic chef’s hat at a garage sale. It is machine washable and adheres with Velcro, making it a fun playtime hat, plus some goofy fun for our real kitchen. The red kid’s apron is also from a garage sale.
- The Melissa and Doug Pizza Party playset is a birthday gift, as were the stainless steel plates, cups and napkins (a picnic playset) from Target.