When our neighbors gave us their old tent, we had no idea it was a magic portal. The kids couldn't wait to set it up in the front yard; they must have known there was something special about the tent.
As soon as the last stake was in place, the children entered the tent and were instantly transported to the world of make believe. They hadn't been there for a while; in fact I worried they didn't remember how to get there. You won't here me say this often, but I'm glad I was wrong.
Out came the costumes, props and even make-up.
The dreaded pirate was in pursuit
of the native princess.
Their visit to the land of make believe lasted for several hours, leaving me with time alone in the house - magic indeed. Next week the tent will be erected once again, under giant redwoods, above a sandy beach, alongside new friends. I can't wait to see where the magic portal takes us from there.