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The two things I have always wanted to do as a kid (besides going to Disneyland) was camping and flying a kite.
"Just camp in the garden laaaa," Those were my exact words to hubs while I was paying with a stupid grin. Hubby just walked away. I turned to my son and said "Tiger, we are going camping!!" He gave me a blank look. MIL started her 'buying rubbish' lecture and I turned on selective-deafness mode.
Truth be told, it was quite rubbish :p
The plastic bent after some usual rough play by some kids. So, my advise is, if you are going to buy a play tent, make sure you buy something with reasonably good quality, like a Bazoogi tent/structure.
The camping out doors part? Haha....forget it.... with the mosquitoes and the sweltering heat in tropical Malaysia....omg!
So after two years, I finally set camp, in my bedroom. No mosquitoes, no bugs, no dirt, no haze, air-conditioned and most importantly, decreased chances of kidnapping and robbery.
Tiger actually slept in the tent :)
That's his playpen mattress and his stinky baby bolster.
I wanted to tell him ghost stories like people do in the movies but nevermind la,
in case the ghost in the toilet decides to come back.
So, I told him there are wild boars at night and he nearly cried.
OMG, I am seriously considering the fact he is on the spectrum.
I had to explain that we're actually indoors and there aren't any wild animals,
just pretending, imagining and making up stories.
He wasn't convinced, so I distracted him with a 'campfire'
I made up another story about hunting for animals.
"There's a rabbit, I am shooting it with my bow and arrow.
Now I am going to skin it and we are roasting it over the fire.
Here, have some roasted rabbit for supper."
"IT'S DEAD?!? YOU KILLED A RABBIT."
Pretending to chew and bite, "Yeah, it's food, baby. You want some?"
Tiger was visibly disturbed, "No, thank you."
What am I going to do with you, Little Tiger?
Why are you so literal?
We need more pretend play.
I googled for play benefits of tents and tunnels and it includes:
Gross motor and coordination practice.
Basically it is another toy.
Money saving tip:
Just use a large bed sheet over a string and you have a tent.
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Have a wonderful weekend and happy camping!