Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Over the weekend Bryce and the children took down the playhouse. It needed to come down because it had outlived its usefulness - it was too small for a 6 year old and a 9 year old and it was starting to show signs of its age and exposure to the elements. However, I was still sad to see it go. The small little house represented small little children and seeing it go was another reminder that my babies are really no longer babies.
We got the "plans" for the playhouse from an old Martha Stewart Kids and it really was darling. Sadly, it had a flaw that we didn't foresee and didn't play out well in the long run. The door and all of the windows were completely open which allowed a lot of the outside to make its way to the inside of the playhouse. For whatever reason this was always an issue for our children (I'm not sure why, they have no issue being dirty!).
So here's my question. Do we build another playhouse? Bryce thinks it would be a fun project to do when Al and Marilyn visit and the children are all for it (they also have opinions about what it should have in it - loft anyone?). I'm worried that they are getting too old and that it would be time and money for something that wouldn't get used. What do you think?