Eric and I often talk about how important it is to have a magical childhood, one of wonder and mystery. A childhood that is full of possibility and fun is what we want to give our girl.We want Cordelia's imagination to be constantly inspired (ours too). We have lots of ideas on how to facilitate that process (not that she wouldn't do it on her own). One idea has been percolating for a while.
So, yesterday afternoon we took a trip to the local craft store in search of a small door like something for a dollhouse. We found some, but they just didn't fit the bill; we had a vision. Finally we found ourselves in the unfinished wood projects section and we spotted a small door that we could finish off.
Here we have the unpainted door. Originally it had a couple of steps leading up to it, but Eric sawed them off so that it could sit properly against our wall above the trim.
I painted the door a light blue with white trim. I made the bricks three shades of red: dark, medium and light.
We searched for the perfect place to put the door. We wanted somewhere unexpected that would pique Cordelia's imagination. We settled on a spot in the upstairs hallway.
The door is already a success. She regularly knocks to see if anyone is home.
Then she asks me to open the door for her.
What do you do to spark the imagination of the little ones in your life?