We've got ANOTHER fantastic Guest Blogger that we want to share with you! Everyone, we are happy to introduce Canadian Dad and his post about his experience with one of our fave toys, Crazy Forts!
- Lisa the Toy Whiz
Hi there! I'm a Dad. I like toys. A lot.
You can only imagine how excited I was when the fine folks at Mastermind Toys asked me to try out one of their many store items! I immediately thought of all the cool things I wanted that I had never had the chance to own as a young boy. Then I realized that the toy would not be for me....
The first step in this process was actually the hardest step of the whole thing. Selecting a toy!
I enlisted the help of my 4 year old son, the handsome devil from the photos, which turned out to be a huge error as he literally asked for every single toy I clicked on....Seriously. At one point, my shopping cart had 12 things in it.
I won't go into detail about the colossal argument we had, I'll just fast forward to he part where we agreed on the Crazy Forts as he immediately went to the door to await the mailman. Yes, that actually happened.
To my amazement, our package arrived the next day and we got to work! I remember building forts as a young guy and how many hours of fun they were. I also remember that finding pieces that would fit the mould of a perfect fort, were next to impossible and very time consuming. With Crazy Forts, all you have to do is empty the box and put the pieces together as shown, or you can create your own design! I am not an architect, so we went with the basic model.
The only problem we encountered with the Crazy Forts product is that the instructions tell you to create any one of the 5 fort designs they provide, however there were no designs inside our box. It could have been a fluke with that particular box but I am a Dad and it's my job to do things without instructions, so we got through it! Of course, I needed an expert helper, so my son was in charge of the sticks and did an excellent job. In only 15 minutes, we were ready to put our tarp over the structure and begin playing! (Note: Tarp is not included with the product. We happen to own one of those sweet circle time parachutes but you could use a bed sheet or a XXXXXXXXXL Shirt).
And there you have it! From box to fun in only 15 minutes. The next thing I knew, the kids had every toy in the basement stuffed inside the fort for safe keeping. The kids love the Fort and we've already made plans to try out some new designs this coming weekend! Thanks to the great staff at Mastermind Toys for allowing us the opportunity to try out this amazing toy! I absolutely recommend Crazy Forts for any child who needs a good place to hide for hide and seek or just for a place to get away and relax from the stresses of toddler life! It’s also great for parents who want to feel good about their building skills!
What?? You thought I was going to build this thing for the kids and NOT try it out?? Yeah Right!
Who is Canadian Dad?
My name is Chris and I am the “Mastermind” (See what I did there) behind the blog . I am a father to two wonderful toddlers (2 & 4) and husband to an extraodinary wife! I like to blog about everything from my kids, to brands I love and pretty much all things Dad! In my "Free time", I also write for the Life of Dad website and am also a proud member of the PTPA Blog Team. If you really want to reach me though, your best bet is to seek me out on Twitter. It really is my kryptonite! Cheers!