I love imaginative play and there is nothing like an old barn and castaway supplies to get the imaginations of children going! Myself and ALL of our kiddos, including Mitchell (sorry honey), have long loved The Little House on the Prairie. Many hours were spent reading the books and watching the old show... in fact we have all 9 seasons on DVD! While the show was not perfect to the book, it was endearing all in itself. Chad loves to joke that the only hymn they know is “Bringing in the Sheaves” and that Michael Landon takes his shirt off every third episode….I think the latter is a proven fact! Nonetheless, this sweet series has been and always will be a family favorite. So… we have this old red barn on the back of our property and boy have the children made a home away from home! Unfortunately Chad’s desired storage space in the red building has been inched out little by little over the last couple years as the children have expanded their once “little room” to a full “little house” for play! I love that they will spend countless hours in sun, rain or snow playing out there! They have what they consider a pioneer kitchen, a pantry, a fireplace and sitting area, a bedroom and a dining table. They have made everything from vegetable soup to banana mush to their own ink and quill…that actually worked for a while! What I love the absolute most is that they have worked and played long hours together to create this “Little, Little House” and in the process, created priceless memories.
I guess SuperMan spans the ages! :-)
I love that in the midst of the pioneer home we have a cordless phone!