Tents in the house

Canada
January 26, 2008 4:43pm CST
Does anyone make tents in your living rooms for your kids. My girls are always wanting little clubs and tents in the living room. Like little forts, They love it. Do you do that for your kids?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I used to do that for my daughter. I would drape a cover over tow chairs and make her a tent. I used to tie a sheet to the fan also and let the wind blow it up in the air and she could get under it. I always thought that was fun when I was a little girl too.
• Canada
28 Jan 08
Oh me too for sure. It was great fun. I'm glad I can relate to so many people on this topic...It is amazing to see how many people use to do this as well, and do it with there kids
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Yeah. I had alot of fun when my dad was living. He would tie a sheet to the fan and let it blow over our heads and we would lay there like we were camping out. I really miss those days alot.
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
28 Jan 08
yes, my daughter and my niece really love to make tents in our living room, yes, i'm doin that for them, because it's fun too..lol they love hiding inside the tents, putting some of their toys, lots of pillows..it's fun..
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
It is fun sometimes I get in with them and have a little girl time with my girls!!!Happy tenting
@reiddee1 (13)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Oooh...that brings back memories!! My cousin and I used to make tents out of sheets in the family room all of the time. It was so fun. Unfortunately my kids do not know how to have any real fun because they have too many games and electronics occupying their time.
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
I know I was the same way i was always making a tent somewheres in my house and if not in my house I had so many club houses in our yard that i prob couldn't remeber them all now
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I did it for my granddaughter. And she tried to do it herself (she is two and 1/2) and almost pulled down her little tv set she has on her dresser. So for Christmas Santa brought her a nice little pup tent with a matching sleeping bags. All Christmas afternoon she stayed in her tent. My son thought they might be raising her from a tent from then on! LOL
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
oh that is too cute, My daughter is 2 and 1/2 and her and her big sis make tents in the living room and she loves it, she hasn't tried to make one herself yet tho
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
27 Jan 08
i dont have kids, but my neices are allowed to have their tents inside, keeps them busy and they heaps of fun, i dont really see a problem with the kids having their tents inside, they arent really that bit of tents anyway.
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
I agree. They have so much fun too!!!
• United States
26 Jan 08
My kids are better off when they make their own. They like to use the dining room table and chairs with blankets and pillows. I made this really awesome fort in their room with extra sheets, but they got too crazy and tore it down in no time. They enjoy hiding and will even hide under plain tables and chairs from each other. Over the years, I have seem improvement in how they construct their forts/tents and now they are more of a team in making them, than they used to be. They really enjoy real tents. Can't wait until it warms up so we can go camping and use them!
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• Canada
26 Jan 08
Oh us to for sure. We are huge campers. Can't wait to get going but we won't get out until at least may!!!UGH that is a long way away.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
26 Jan 08
My son loved to make tents or forts when he was younger. We used to have a really nice size living room so he was able to make himself quite the fort. Now we have a small living room with no room for one so when it is nice outside he makes a fort aroudn the swingset.
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• Canada
26 Jan 08
Oh that would be fun around the swing set...what does he use just boards and stuff?
@ky1119 (699)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Ohhhhh! I remember doing this with my twin brother when we were kids. My kids have never really asked to do this, but maybe I'll show them!
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• Canada
26 Jan 08
Oh yes for sure, Kids love it. I might surprise my oldest with a tent in her room tonight on her bed. She sleeps on the bottom bunk of bunk beds so it would be perfect.
@lala766 (240)
• United States
26 Jan 08
my kids do this all the time. on days like today where its cold and rainy it keeps them busy!!!
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
For sure it is the best thing to do to keep them out of your hair sometimes...lol
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
26 Jan 08
My cousins and I used to do that when we were kids. Their couch had really big cushions and we'd take them and build forts with them. We'd stand two up and put a third one on top or use a blanket for the top and used the other cushions to build another "house" We had a ball doing that it was our own little cubbyhole.
• Canada
26 Jan 08
Thats what they did all the cushions are off the coch and they have built a club house in front of the coffee table and a big blanket over it...it is too cute!!!