I saw this on Pinterest and I thought -
a) Who on earth has that many flowery gypsy sheets?
b) I wish I had 30 flowery gypsy sheets right now…. Sigh.
But seriously – I saw this and it reminded me how magical a homemade tent can really be. In Girl Scouts we once had a challenge where they let us go in little groups off into the night to fend for ourselves with our backpacks, sleeping bags, flashlights, a tarp, and a rope. We had to locate a good spot and build our own lean-to or simple tarp tent for the night. We chose the tarp-over-a-rope tent, and it has stuck with me every since.
As a mom of 4 boys, I’m constantly making improvised sheet castles, military blanket fortresses, pillow moats, pirate ships on the porch, and a variety of other magical strongholds. If you haven’t built one this summer – it’s just one of those things you should try with the kids. I haven’t done one outside in the dark yet this year – but this picture has me wanting to hop up and gather all the flowery gypsy sheets I own (All two of them) right now!