A few weeks ago, Seahawk decided that he wanted to try his hand at building a house of cards. We don’t have carpet in our home, so he quickly found out that this made his goal quite a challenge. But, being the good problem solver that he is, he simply got a washrag out and used that as a “carpet” for his tower, which gave the cards much more stability.
Seeing Seahawk’s success inspired Munchkin to join in the fun, and for several days, our living room had two houses of cards going at any given moment. And with my kids, working on the task isn’t necessarily what they enjoy. They like the finished product. So once they’d completed their houses, we were walking gently in the living room so as not to accidentally knock over the towers before they were ready to put them away. This lasted about a day and a half.
And when they were ready to tear them down, what did we discover? That those cards were pretty darn stable! Even after a lot of jumping right next to the towers, only a few cards had fallen. Kids and Dad had to physically take the cards down by hand. They weren’t going to fall over mistakenly.
Have you ever built a house of cards?