Just a few days ago, my son and I finished decorating the tree house that we had built for him. The tree house is high enough to see our neighborhood, but not so high as to make it unsafe for our son to climb up and down on.
My wife and I were hesitant at first to grant him his wish. Treehouses pose dangers for children. However, it is also a very good tool in teaching kids how to be independent and how to be responsible, as well as a very good way for children to come together and play. It gives him a space of his own where he is responsible for everything that is inside it – toys, chairs, school stuffs, are all in his treehouse and are now all under his responsibility. Anything that happens to his things while in his treehouse, he will have to take care of it. We will be there to help him through, but it will be him that has to think of ways to deal with things.
When we decided to give him the treehouse that he wants, we made sure that it will be as safe as it could be. We had a safety net under the tree designed to look like it is part of the design when it actually is a safety precaution. And, unlike other father and son bonding moments of actually building the treehouse, I got my son to agree that we could play as engineers instead and outsource the builders of the treehouse. I made extra efforts to add a layer of protection to the roof of the treehouse by calling a company called MyWebpal via their website (http://www.mywebpal.com/alabama/roofing-birmingham-al/). While this company is based in Birmingham, it serves the whole of Calhoun County and also has a roofing website for Atlanta (http://www.mywebpal.com/georgia/atlanta-roofing/).
I wanted to make sure that my son is protected when he is inside his tree house and all parts of the house are very important but the roof is even more important because we will never know what the condition of the branches are and if it falls on the treehouse with a weak roof foundation, then my son could get hurt. That is why I took extra effort to contact the said company (who is also known for water damage services: http://www.mywebpal.com/alabama/water-damage-birmingham/).
I may sound overprotective, but that is just how parents are. We should always be steps ahead in dealing with the everyday lives of our children. I wanted my son to have his freedom and gain confidence through owning a very education ‘toy’, in a sense. But I also had to make sure that he will be safe while he plays in and out of the treehouse.
My son has been extra happy and lively ever since he got his treehouse. He has been confident to ask his friends over and I see them having lots of fun in the tree house. It has been filled with lots of toys for them to enjoy, and the mere fact that they are in a treehouse already gives them all enough joy.
If you want to give your son or daughter a treehouse of their own, you can have it made as safely as I had for my son by contacting the same roofing contractors Toronto I had hire, and you can check them if you visit this website.