It has often been said we can learn a lot from a child. Especially when it comes to taking pleasure in the simple things. Like a sheet thrown over a table. This week, my daughter discovered the joy of the homemade fort. It seems her obsession with getting on top of the kitchen table has been replaced with an overwhelming desire to hide under it. Which is fine by me. Much, much safer!
My hubby suggested I get an old sheet, throw it over the table and make a "fort" to see what she would think. I did, and she LOVED it! She spent the entire day under there playing, looking at books, even eating her lunch. She took a few phone calls:
The next day I had big ideas. I took the sheet into our bedroom and tried to construct a larger, more elaborate fort using it and other materials. If a simple fort was fun, a complex one would be even better, right? Wrong. She wanted nothing to do with it. Tore the sheet down. I put it back up on the kitchen table, and we were in business.
20 months old and she already knows the KISS principle. Keep it simple, stupid! Yep, we can learn a lot from a child...