One afternoon when we were visiting my parents upstate, I built a fort for the girls using a sheet, some stools and the couch. This fort transformed the family room into a magical kingdom where Mimi was the princess (of course), I was the queen but somehow had to let Mimi boss me around (go figure), and Moysee was the helper (or at least tried to be). Moysee was very interested in what went on under the fort.
The blue chair (that is currently turned around) was the throne that Mimi sat in. The pillows were for Moysee and I to sit on when Mimi was telling us what we had to do. We had to do things like get Mimi a snack and drink, sing songs, brush her hair…she was very demanding.
Moysee was finally allowed to come under the fort. She tried to sit on the throne but was quickly shooed away.
Since Moysee was the helper she had to hold up the fort when it started to sag.
We eventually had to stop playing under the princess fort because Moysee kept tearing it down. I think it was her baby passive aggressive way of telling Mimi she didn’t like being bossed around. Next time I’ll have to build a fort big enough for two princesses.
Princess fort builder, Chrissy xoxo