Pineapple recently received a wonderful gift from her very special Aunt Tay Tay. That gift came in the form of a teepee/tent/florally pink parachute material structure that is currently taking up the middle of her bedroom. And let me just say – she is PLEASED as PUNCH!
Pineapple has been having so much fun in her tent. And it’s a GREAT toy because it can be set up nearly anywhere, moved around easily – it’s super light – and it can even go outside in the yard on sunny days. It’s also nice because it gives her an opportunity to be creative.
Last night, she was in the tent and I was laying with only my top portion inside (because let’s be honest…I’m not exactly kid tent sized anymore) and she informed me that she wanted to go “night night.” So, I got her a blanket, we spread it out on the floor of the tent and she proceeded to lie down and say “night night mama” and shoo me out the door.
I stood outside – and peeked in the mesh at the top – waiting for her to decide what to do next. A few moments later, a toy came flying out. It was a little bug on wheels. I rolled it back in and stood back. Out it came, again. “No, no, no bug!” I heard from inside the tent. At this point, I was attempting to silently giggle.
A few minutes of silence went by and Pineapple crawled out of the tent. She looked around the room for a second and then walked over to her miniature baby bed which was full of her babies. She grabbed two miniature blankets and a couple of babies, and toted them all back inside the tent – “shutting the door” on her way.
Next, I heard “night night baby!” and some smacking noises. I peeked in the meshing and Pineapple was arranging her babies all around the inside of the tent – “tucking them in” – rather forcefully, I might add – and covering them with the little blankets. Then she got herself comfortable and informed everyone that she was going “night night” and “shhhhh.”
So, thank you Tay Tay for all of the wonderful adventures Pineapple is sure to have in her tent! When I was little, we built forts out of the couch cushions and created caves underneath the trundle bed. A tent would have RULED.
I know Pineapple likes it – it’s pretty obvious:
Does your kiddo have a favorite, creative-play toy? Share your ideas!