We’ve had a busy week. I usually keep two days free for the Little Shires to just kick back, whereas this week we’ve been busy every day.
Our car’s also been out of action so Dadtired has been on the early morning / very late public transport commute. We’ve hardly seen him. *Our car came back today. I’m not sure who’s more relieved, me or him!*
Gymnastics is punctuating our Saturday so I already know Sunday is going to be our slouchy day. You know, the kind of day where anything goes.
Breakfast will be slow and probably consumed in PJs. A roast will go on at some point and the Little Shires will probably build a den in the playroom.
There’s something magical about a Den.
It’s the place which gives you a pride of place it’s home built. Somewhere to feel hidden from the outside world. A place which is built for a specific purpose – to snaffle the odd chocolate bar out of the reach of parents & to play out ‘let’s pretend’ games.
An earlier Half Den Half Rocketship. Using your imagination it’s whatever you want it to be!
Traditionally den building in our house has an ‘anything goes’ kinda flow to it, unlike this historically accurate & functional design by Wayfair. Gathering lots & lots of cushions, sheets and some pegs this is what can be achieved
If you’re brave enough, you can try this step-by-step guide to building this rather majestic den.
I know my Little Shires would love making this but will need some help – and more cushions! As it’s forecast to be a wet and windy Sunday, they’ll be plenty of support at home so I think I know what we’ll be tackling!
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.