Thank goodness I took photos of the playroom after we finished giving it a makeover with the new board and batten a couple months ago. That clean and serene scene you see here didn’t last very long! The kids went right to work, breaking it in.
After my 8-year old daughter Lily had a playdate with her friend Olivia recently, I saw they had taped a sign to the playroom door that said, Monkey Town. I wondered what that meant, so I ventured inside to find out.
Lily and Olivia showed me around, explaining that it’s a giant zoo, but the monkeys are in charge. Oh, and they have dinosaurs, too (cool!).
Here’s the Giraffe and Elephant House (made by my son Jake for his little sister several years ago and played with almost every day since):
Next to the giraffes and elephants is a special section of the zoo called “Party Village,” and this dinosaur is the mayor:
The King of the Monkeys surveys his kingdom from the pink ottoman and keeps a close eye on everything going on around him:
The “Barrel of Monkeys” are now swinging from a string attached to the two light fixtures (Lily says “It’s a monkey swing–you swing from monkey to monkey to monkey!”).
Lest you think my house is always put together, neat and clean, here’s proof that monkeys occasionally take over. And elephants and tigers and dinosaurs, too.
Lily doesn’t seem the least bit concerned, though. She says they’re (mostly) friendly, so we can all live together in peace.
In case you missed it: Playroom Makeover with Board and Batten.