I have such memories of hot summer days spent making grass houses with my friends. The big green spaces around where we lived would be cut a couple of times over the summer and we'd be out like a shot to gather as much grass as possible and then set about making mansions for ourselves, complete with en suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and every luxury we could think of.
I was very surprised to realise my kids had never made one. So we waited a day or two for the clippings to dry out a bit and then got to work.
There was no competition between them, and everyone helped build the same house. Funny, it struck me that we always did that too. No discussion about it, just set to work.
I love how they wanted to decorate their 'bedrooms' with flowers, leave etc.
The whole project consumed them for over an hour which really surprised me. I thought my childish memory made it seem longer but obviously not!
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"We are two mothers who want our children to know what childhood was like. Before Nintendos, before computers. Before fear of freedom. What it was like for us, and for our mothers, and their mothers. We want them to know adventure, to know play, to know the world. And not the controlled, organised world that modern mothers seem to think they are tied to, but the real, natural world that is here on our doorstep. Come and join us on an adventure in childhood."
Ciara & Líosa
Ciara & Líosa