There are just some times we want to escape from it all, and I am sure it’s the same for children. Miss E and I have both needed to get away from it all. Both of us are going through growing pains adjusting to Miss E’s beginning days of preschool. She reports preschool would be better with Mommy, and there are too many children. She misses the days with only Mommy.
Understanding of the need for time with me, we spend most of our afternoon after preschool playing together. Today she wanted to play campout with a tent, and we both got to depart from the real world for just a bit.
We built a tent.
Surrounded by the sheet, we had a cozy hangout. Miss E gathered her favorite things – animals, junk box, pillows, writing materials, and later play food.
She wrote me a letter telling me how she loves me.
She explored with the ribbon from her junk box.
Miss E cooked us a feast of all her favorite foods – pizza, eggs, cake, and junk food soup.
Playing campout felt like a retreat. The play tent enveloped us creating a sense of intimacy that both of us have missed while she has been at school in the mornings. We got just the escape we desired.