Sunday, September 08, 2013

Creative Kids' Play

We live on a shared compound.  There is a family house, then behind that a duplex and we live on one side of the duplex.  There is a wall between the duplex and the family house, but no gate....or at least not one that we keep shut.  And I like it that way.  So, that means that the neighbor kids play in our yard as well as theirs (neither of which is very big!).  And I like it that way.

This week, I've been watching the construction of a building of some sort on the corner near where we park our car.  The neighbor boy has turned a broken clay pot on its side and put some dirt inside.  It has a little fence in front of it and a tree planted to the side (not visible in this picture, but look for it in subsequent ones).  What do you think it is?

A day or two later I went out and more had been added.  Now there was some serious security going on!  There was a steep ramp up to the building, thorns at the bottom of the ramp as well as two thorny bars on a pulley system that can be lifted up and let down.  The building also got a door.  Now what do you think it is?

A few more days go by and the people and animals have moved in!  There is a guard at the bottom.  Horses have moved in to what appears to be a stable.  Soldiers are posted on top of the stable/clay pot. 

 Out of sight of the picture is a coral with more horses.

I get so much enjoyment from the creative play of kids and don't mind sharing the yard with them at all!

If you enjoyed this post, you'll enjoy a blog called kidswerehere.  The pictures featured show evidence that kids were there even though no kids appear in the photos.


podso said...

How fun! And creative. And you get to watch! Thankful the situation at school is OK for now.

annejisca said...

This is great! I follow that other blog too, fun to be reminded of the joy of having kids around - even when it gets chaotic! :) -Anne Jisca

Beth said...

Nancy, I love your close up pics of all of this! :)