As a kid, I remember building some crazy indoor forts out of couch pillows and blankets. While they probably drove our parents crazy, there were some good times to be had in those indoor forts. You’d never have two that were the same and each time seemed to be two great activities built into one (three if you count cleanup!).
One was the great construction project that is required of a truly special couch pillow fort. You need to make sure all your pillows are balanced to hold a roof. You need it to be big enough to escape into when the enemy is coming, but not so big and open that you can’t find refuge.
Second was the great games that are played in and around a couch pillow fort. Hide and seek, camping, cops and robbers, reading a great book by flashlight and the list goes on. The fort could be knocked down and rebuilt all as part of the great playtime.
So, as winter approaches, keep in mind those great couch pillow forts for your kids. You might even find yourself crawling right in to relive a bit of your youth.