‘Let’s go in the tent!’

One of Elisabeth’s favorite games at the moment is playing tent, and preferably in our bed. I have tried making her tents in the kitchen and conservatory with sheets over chairs etc but she won’t even go near them, the tent is in bed.

Every night when we all (if my husband is home in time) go upstairs for bath time Elisabeth says: ‘Let’s go in the tent mummy.’ By this she means that we go in our bed and pull the duvet over our heads and wait for her daddy to come and find us.

Whilst we wait she often makes me tomato soup or chocolate biscuits and occasionally ice cream. When we hear my husband coming up the stairs she looks at me and says: ‘I can hear him, ssshhhhhh.’ The look on her face when my husband stomps into the bedroom pretending not to know where we are is just amazing. She looks like she is going to burst with excitement. And when her daddy finds her and pulls the duvet off her she screams with delight and obviously says: ‘Let’s go in the tent again.’ and the whole game starts all over again.

Every night we do this three or four times, you’d think it would get boring but it is such a delight to see the excitement on her smiley face as she waits to be found that I could play tent all day every day. I also enjoy the break as all I have to do is lay in bed and hold the duvet up, whilst my husband runs her bath, gets everything ready for her bedtime and comes to find us in the tent. I think I got the better job there 🙂