I’m still catching my breath after another trip to Seattle. Being gone two days a week makes it hard to catch up on life, but I am so grateful for the help we are receiving for Dimples. We are already seeing progress and a more peaceful, happy girl. Hopefully I’ll have time to write about the things we are learning soon, and in the meantime I have to show you something I am excited about.
I have been thinking about how to make the summer fun, give everyone plenty to do, and give the kids more play spaces. It occurred to me that if we had an extra tent, we could set it up for the summer and use it as a playhouse. Buying a new tent wasn’t in the budget, so I put a request for a used tent on our church email list and quickly got a response from a friend who gave us a tent for free! We set it up in a little grove of trees and the girls have been busy making it their own.
Russ suggested we get a carpet remnant to make the floor more comfortable, so he took the girls to a local carpet shop. When the man found out that the remnant was for the girls’ playhouse/tent, he gave it to them for free. Then they hauled our old plastic kitchen (that belonged to my niece who is now nearly 16) and a bin of plastic food out to the tent. They have been spending “Quiet Hour” in their tent, reading and playing games.
So far so good! I think this idea will be a summer hit. A special thank you to the Callihans for the awesome tent!
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