It's nice to have some shade and it's not something that kills the little bit of grass that we have. We put it up a lot last summer. And sometimes... sometimes the magic happened.
One day I was sitting in my dining room listening through the open windows as Liza, Jason and two of their friends took turns telling stories and laughing hysterically.
Soon the ground will be dry and the tent can be used again... and hopefully the magic of a simple moment happens again and again and again.