Never had enough cushions for this (most we ever had was 4). Used kitchen chairs dragged into the living room, the couch, and sheets. Worked amazingly.
EDIT: Actually, I think we had 5, but there was usually someone sitting on that one trying to figure out how we were going to make it work (which was a bit mean! we could've made a roof with that one!).
I once built a fort, at 8 years old, with a friend under some hardened snow, like 6 feet under. Looking back, I suddenly realized, we could have just been another statistic, "2 bodies found after the snow melt." How did we survive to be adults?
Does anyone remember rolling around the yard in a big cardboard box? Granted, not everyone wants to admit they played tank, it has so many militaristic connotations today in our politically correct noosefied world, but to kids back then, it was just plain fun.
So +Amanda Blain, does this make you want to "Start thinking about founding your own family."? I know that it does for me, but I'm not ready yet as far as preparations (money, real estate, security) go. That said, keep being who you are. It's touching to see that you're spending time with your niece like this. Bonding, especially fun things that are colloquial or traditional like these is as important as other forms of education and series of events like this one give (tiny) people a lasting impression that the world can be a great place that they can then give to others (including their children, nieces, nephews and the like) as well. <3
+raja kumar it's a furniture fort. You know, you take all the cushions off the couches and start stacking them with an opening in the middle to climb into. It's a kid thing. Most adults have built one as a child or with their own kids. You need to go build one and reconnect with your childhood. It'll make you giggle...you look like you could use a wee giggle
I really do miss making couch cushion forts around the house. I miss alot of things now that i am an adult. Adulthood lasts longer than childhood. So those of you who have kids, tell them to enjoy it. Cuse it won't be there forever
This just gave me an idea. May be when we are kids we are being more natural human beings doing all those things like a wild primate. And then we grow up into our culture and society where running around with sticks building dens is not acceptable behavior.
Funny I that with all the living room furniture, which was much, and tried to reach the cieling which was 20' high when I was 13yrs. old,and had to take down before my folks came was a lot of fun ! .....
I remember doing things like this with my now 30 something daughters! Lets get back to the simple basic playing with kids and quit letting tv and games babysit for us ! Way to go, creativity is so important in a child.