You know it’s time for a serious conversation about pillow forts when the Old Grey Lady sounds off. And no, we’re not talking your grandmother. The New York Times touches on the subject of household pillow forts by way of a discussion about architecture.
Please take the time to enjoy the NYT’s totally non-condescending take on the subject of beloved pillow forts and keep in mind what it takes for a newspaper like that to dedicate resources to a subject.
All of us here at Playground Dad of course love pillow forts, their history and their future. This is probably why discussions about how to build a pillow fort out of household items rubs us the wrong way.
There’s no right or wrong way to build a fort. We’re not talking about a treehouse where there are some gravity-defying safety concerns. We’re talking about pillows and cushions and a place to eat grilled cheese sandwiches in peace. Watching and helping your kid figure out how they want to do their fort is the whole point. Isn’t it?
Love the examination New York Times, but it might be best to keep pillow forts as kid stuff.