Growing up and sharing a room with my sister, I longed for a space to call my own. I even tried to rig a blanket between the wall and my bed to create a cave where I could shut out the world around me and read a book without distraction. Of course, the little caves I made never remained mine for long. But after the initial sister invasion and the ire that ensued, inevitably we’d snuggle in there together and whisper our secrets to each other. Completely cut off from the rest of the world. Or, at least, OUR world.
Now that I’m a mother, I recognize the importance of my children having their own space, and we are fortunate that our house allows this. However, that doesn’t prevent them from making little “caves” of their own from time to time to shut everything out. Even in the quiet of their own room, all that stuff — the furniture, the toys and books and pictures — can be so loud. And while they crave space without distraction, I just want to find the throws for the living room (that they use for their caves) when I feel cold.
These teepees are the perfect compromise. A secret hiding spot with a door to block out the world, even for just a little while. They love the coziness and the privacy — I love the fun designs. (And being able to find my throws!) The best part is that they collapse and stow away, nicely, into the closet.
Making them not just a secret hiding place, but a magical secret hiding place.