Imagination. Playtime. Blanket forts.
That’s where it’s at.
As a writer, I value creativity and hope to foster it in my children. But I can also say, it’s amazing how the kids will quietly disappear in this simple fortress of questionable stability. Once or twice I got worried and did a stealth approach, scouting for juvenile mischief.
What did I find?
The watching of YouTube videos (which I do my best to monitor for appropriateness) and the reading of books!
Yes, that happened.
I was never so proud as when my youngest put down his game controller and said he wanted to get into comics and harassed me for days to order an old Iron Man graphic novel.
Maybe adults should build some blanket forts and spend some time in them?