upon first glance you must think 
this is a haphazard mess!
 and, in a way, you would be correct 🙂
but there is control in the chaos!
 with EVERY. SINGLE. couch pillow forming walls
and the coffee table edging the ‘front’
 with all their throw blankets spread out. 
one on top of the other.
[cause no one’s blanket can be left out!]
my girls lounge in their CASTLE!
can you find them? LOL
and yes, they KNOW they are PRINCESSES!
My girls ask to play CASTLE- and I know that I will have, at the very least, 30 minutes of relative harmony and very few questions. Of course, there is the mess. But he who makes a mess… you know it! Cleans it up! Mostly it is just putting the pillows back on the couches and taking their blankets back to their room… 

and they will sit in their CASTLE and read books, color, watch TV, and play general make-believe very nicely-so I help them get all those stuffed animals back to their basket when it’s all done.

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