And it also made me remember how much I loved making forts as a kid! Couch cushions! Trees! Blankets! Snow!
Just about anything was fair game. All you really needed was a lot of imagination and the ability to do some basic problem-solving.
Do we just get told that forts aren’t cool, and stop building them? Or are we actually converting our adult spaces–cars, bedrooms, etc.–into forts?
I can’t remember building one after 5th grade, but I also moved to Texas then, which had fire ants. Not conducive to outdoor forts. I also learned in 6th grade that locking my bedroom door was a pretty effective fortress as well.
I miss forts.
Do you have a fort? Why or why not?
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