Somehow we survived this

two young children beside a chest of drawers; the shelves are empty and clothes are all over the floor

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I don’t think this was the only time we played this game, either. Thanks for coping, Mum and Dad!



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4 replies

  1. How cool, I think we played this game last thursday, What is “coping”? 😉

  2. My five year old played this game in her brother’s bedroom on the weekend. When I told her she had to clean up she went in and five minutes later came out and told me it was done. The floor was clean. I checked the cupboard and it hadn’t all been thrown into there. The edges under the bed were clear. But being a suspicious mum that a five year old could clean that well in so little time, I peeked further under the bed and the sneaky monkey had piled it up under the middle of the bed where it couldn’t be seen by the casual observer. Actually it is still there.

  3. Totally adorable, thanks for sharing this.

  4. Once upon a time, I was wondering (as you do) why there were no underdaks in 5 yo son’s drawer, and there were none in his laundry basket, and none in the laundry, ready to be washed. Hmmmmmmmmm.
    Bending down to look UNDER the bed at just the right place, I found there was nothing (significant) UNDER the bed, but I was eyeballing a three cornered tear in the mattress base.
    Not just underdaks, but Lego bits and pieces, pencils, small toys, all posted through that fascinating opening, and it was great fun getting them all out again. I seem to remember (it WAS forty years ago!) that we unfastened a corner of the fabric stapled to the underside of the base, and upended the whole lot.
    Gae, in Callala Bay

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