The Mouse House
I wanted to share some more information about the housewarming party I am giving this weekend.
I started writing about it with THE CENTERPIECE article. I gave you a picture of my neighbor’s house with sunflowers and I showed you pictures of the centerpiece for the table which is a doll house made by one of my daughters.
I am building up to something here – pun intended – and I will attempt to come to a conclusion of sorts in my next article. I would not want to imply that this is a series as each can truly stand alone.
I will apologize here for my photography. There were no steady hands available so I used a chair and a table to convey the hoped for effect.
Houses are us.
Librarian daughter started early and we thought she would become an architect for sure. At age 4 she and her father designed the MOUSE HOUSE.
It was a popular Show and Tell Item for Kindergarten.
It is the favorite hangout of nearly every child who comes for a visit.
Gotta love those shingles!
Librarian daughter also carried the theme into her fundraising project for her high school choir with theses CD boxes (The next year iPods were introduced and CDs were on their way out.)
We never did the projects for them – sometimes there was a great deal of assistance. I believe that children really do need to build their own houses.
What do you think about children’s design projects? Did you build your own houses? Did you play house? How about blanketed forts over the back of the dining chairs?
Looking forward to your good comments which add so much to this conversation: