Sunday, 29 January 2012

Day 70 - Behold den!

Dens spring up like weeds in our house.  Often in the most awkward places!  Some favourite spots are at the bottom of the stairs, in front of the telly or right behind the kitchen door.  There's a fair bit of skill involved in den building - my kids tend to use large quantities of books piled precariously on blanket corners.

 Then, none the wiser, I open the kitchen door........


If I'm in a good mood I see dens as a wonderful expression of the children's imagination.  If I'm in a bad mood I see a blanket shanty town in the wrong place at the wrong time that needs to be razed to the ground!

And when the 'roof' comes off it's another little world in there, isn't it?  A magpie's nest of goodies, sometimes covered in a sprinkling of biscuit crumbs, because what goes on in the den stays in the den....

This one is more of a bespoke model, designed for the sole purpose of hoarding birthday presents!

I'm definitely a fan of this kind of den because I don't have to crawl through it, over it or around it.  It's in a corner so it's a keeper!  Well, that is until another small person finds it....


  1. Den's are the best fun :-).
    I'm just a bit sad that I'm usually a bit to big to fit in the ones my kids build. If I evict a few of them I can usually get in and join one of them for a sneaky biscuit myself, but It's not long before the other's want to be let back in and I'm sent on my way to do boring grown up stuff like the ironing...:-(

  2. Love this! Dens are a big pastime here too. It was the clothes horse being used at the weekend.