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Fab activity to remain sitting on the sofa while your children get wildly excited and make you feel like a superb parent

(163 Posts)
FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:21:33

We have tied a basket on a piece of rope and ds has hung it out of the bedroom window. I am down below (on sofa) and have a stash of things next to me which I am putting into the basket (out of the window) when he lowers it down. He then pulls it up and shrieks with delight.

So far I have put snacks, a letter with his name on and a drawing of us inside, a recorder, some stickers and a notebook, some playmobil people, etc etc etc

the apple came a cropper, but otherwise all is well and he is SO EXCITED and keeps shouting "Thank you mummy oh thank you!"

Budababe Tue 04-Sep-07 10:22:09

Sounds like fun!

McDreamy Tue 04-Sep-07 10:23:01


HectorsHouse Tue 04-Sep-07 10:23:47

teaching kids to play at upstairs windows sounds kind of dangerous

LadyVictoriaOfCake Tue 04-Sep-07 10:23:50

i cant do that. i dont have an 'upstairs'

ladymuck Tue 04-Sep-07 10:24:18

How many children do you have? Would give this a go but can see ds1 attempting to lower ds2 down from his window...

FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:29:49

Does it Hector? Ah well, lucky that I have arranged it so that it is safe, isn't it?


FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:30:44

Have just sent a note with 3 drawings saying "tick the one you want to do next"

he can't read but he has got the gist

I must admit this is quite fun

DarrellRivers Tue 04-Sep-07 10:33:32

Better value than Sylvanian Families hey

FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:34:44


DarrellRivers Tue 04-Sep-07 10:35:33

my favourite sitting down game is the hairdressers
lying down reading magazine while hair softly stroked by DC

TigerFeet Tue 04-Sep-07 10:36:49

Sounds like fun

Can I come and sit with him? You can put choclate and trashy novels in the basket for me grin

happystory Tue 04-Sep-07 10:37:19

Sounds brill! we did an activity at our playgroup with a line and a basket and pulley and the kids keep asking when we can do it again grin

TigerFeet Tue 04-Sep-07 10:37:22

chocolate blush

FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:38:28

yes you see it is educational isn't it

pulleys and gravity and all that

ds hotly refutes the existence of gravity so perhaps this will help

kittywits Tue 04-Sep-07 10:41:29

re Hector's post: Why is there always someone on these threads who has to piss on fires? It's pathetic.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 04-Sep-07 10:45:46

This reminds me of the time we built a lift so our playmobil people could go up and down stairs. It made their lives much more exciting, too grin

mud Tue 04-Sep-07 10:52:07

agree with hector, just so you've arranged it so its safe this time doesn't mean that enxt time when you're not in the room your child won't be thinking what fun it is to play tat an open upstairs window

although i know from many moons of lurking and occastional posting that you are one of the mumsnetters who must never be crossed and whos idea of parenting is always right it sounds very dangerous

FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:55:27

Thanks mud, that was kind of you hmm

There is one small high up window which is open and which no one short of a monkey could get through

the side window is shut and locked, as usual

thanks for your concern everyone

oliveoil Tue 04-Sep-07 10:55:38

oh I wouldn't have either of mine near an open window tbh

oliveoil Tue 04-Sep-07 10:56:20

depends on the window obviously, but dd2 could get out of Alcatraz

nailpolish Tue 04-Sep-07 10:57:05

is the sofa i n the garden?

mud Tue 04-Sep-07 10:57:56

what's the hmm faces, do you realise how sarcastic and closed down it makes you sound like anyone should dare question the great and almighty you? hmm

godd for you that your windows are small, does your child never go to other peoples houses to play? can you really not see how it could be a dangerous pursiot?

FrannyandZooey Tue 04-Sep-07 10:58:29

I'll remember this next time before posting ideas on here

going to the park - no, as dc might run in road if you don't hold their hand

making playdough on the stove - no, as child may decide cooking by themselves is fun and burn house down

reading books - risky as child may hit themselves over head with them, or alternatively, may learn to read and write, go on MN and slag off random posters as having a bad day

nailpolish Tue 04-Sep-07 10:59:08

franny please elaborate on set up im confused
you are outside on a sofa?

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