Roland and I purchased a playground set for Jenna the year that she turned three. The set included two swings, a glider, sandbox frame, picnic table, slide and fort. I must have taken at least a hundred pictures of Roland and our boys putting it together.
Jenna loved her fort. When we moved, we dissembled it and put it back together about five months after we moved. We like the yard here so much better than in our first house. But she doesn’t seem to spend near as much time there as she used to. I suspect she’s just outgrowing it.
Over the years I’ve repainted at least twice. And the wind has torn away the green nylon roof. On the lawn itself one can find pieces of board that were initially attached to the play set.
When (if) we ever leave this house and move again, the fort will stay for the new owners to deal with. Hopefully they will have little ones who will love the fort as much as Jenna has. They will have to buy some new sand.