Lesson 22 - Build Forts with the Sofa
Be The Dad You Wish You Had - Ryan Roy
The video below is NOT a word for word reading of the book. It is the author giving a different perspective on the text to help YOU get a deeper understanding of the material
Build forts and castles with the sofa.
Building forts and castles in the living room as a child, I used to grab all the pillows off of the couch and grab sheets. I even went as far as to get a box fan to blow the sheets higher. I did not teach my son to build forts. He just started moving pillows one day. He would say, “Daddy look at the tunnel I built. Look at my fort on the couch. Daddy can we build it bigger? Can we build it better? How?” We gathered the dining room chairs, more sheets and more pillows from other rooms. This is how the fort building began in our house.
Encourage their creativity. Let them build forts, as one day they maybe building real homes.
Building forts gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment. I would much rather pick up a messy living room after a day of creativity than have a perfectly clean living room and child mindlessly staring into a television.
Building forts in the living room turned into “Movie Night” (discussed a little further in the book). He wanted to “camp out” in the living room in his fort/tents. Because we were camping we would put on a movie. Camping isn’t always part of Movie Night, but Movie Night has been a family staple on Friday nights.
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