Whoa, that was hard work! I just finished assembling a children’s tent and tunnel. It’s a wonderful way to keep a child busy during the erev Pesach madness.
It also is almost as tall as I am, with a six foot long tunnel and is composed to a mile of stiff fabric and several hundred tubes. As I sweated my way through it I wondered how, if it was giving me so much trouble now, I’d ever done it at 12 or 13? This thing was big enough for an adult to sit inside!*
As I examined my now-metallic hands and rubbed my aching shoulders, the answer came to me. The first few times I’d done it, I almost certainly had my younger brother’s help.
*Although not big enough for them to get out! 🙂 I just managed it myself.