Since school is officially out for the summer where my 7 year old granddaughter attends she is here for a visit. And, like a lot of 7yo's, and especially those with no other 7yo's around, she finds way to entertain herself. One of her favorite entertainments is to drape sheets, blankets or pieces of fabric over the bunk-bed rails and create a little fort inside. She has done this on many occasions. Not so much a crafty things as a 7yo entertaining herself thing.
Now, here is where we could say she got a little crafty. Today she decided to decorate an empty box to be her TV in her fort. You can see the cardboard TV in this picture of the inside of her fort:
|Well equipped fort - TV, hanging basket for storage and a battery operated lantern for light. We're talking uptown here!|
So, anyway, lets move on to the Remote control. She took a small box that came from a jewelry store and she made a remote control for the TV. Kinda hard to tell, but if you look hard you can see that she has marked off a grid to indicate the buttons - you can barely make out channel numbers, but they are there:
Next she took a smaller version of the jewelry box and made herself a doorbell. Because, well, you know you just don't enter a person's fort without being admitted. And being all "upscale" and all, she had to have a doorbell. And, make no mistake, admission MUST be granted. See in this shot her dire warning has been posted:
|(also notice the basket rigged up for transporting stuff up from the ground - the ground that is only 18 inches away. But then again - that is a Pet Shop Pet basket, so it is only about 3 inches tall - LOL)|
|A skull always warns of death - proceed with caution.|
So, lets get back to the doorbell. It was really pretty much just a big circle colored in in the middle of the smaller box. Nothing really worth note and not really worth an extra picture. But I do have another picture to add to this story. This is the picture that causes me to say "kids will be kids".
Here is said 7 year old after she decided to lick the doorbell off of the box! Why she did this no one knows. Her response was pretty much the same: "I don't know". But it seems that the shiny silver metallic finish on the jewelry boxes is not a good surface for markers and will give up the marker with a little moisture applied.
Now, all this was funny enough, but add to this the reaction of said 7 year old's 17 year old sister. She seemed to be near a panic when she saw her. She starts telling her little sister to come with her to the bathroom and she sounded frantic so I ask what happened so said 7 year old come to my den rather than going to her big sister in the bathroom. Never fear, big sister hurries in to make sure little sister doesn't die on us:
Kids Will Be Kids