A snowy visit to a treehouse

A snowy visit to a treehouse

Is it true that a treehouse is fun only in warm weather? A dad decided to find out.

By Robert Klose
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How best to describe what a treehouse means to a boy? It’s a place away from home, yet securely within its orbit. It’s a castle in the air where a kid can feel like a king, surveying his realm below to his heart’s content (at least until suppertime, when the monarch comes home to his macaroni and cheese). It’s a world where the child can make his own rules and test them out on a small, arboreal scale. And, in this age of hand-held electronics and flashy computer imagery, it’s a way to keep these indulgences at a manageable level by empowering the child, rather than a device, to be creative. Most of all, a treehouse is a secret place – something all kids have a need for.


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