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Life With Wee People: Den Monsters

Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

Life With Wee People: Den Monsters

You do realize that we're never getting this room back, right?

The invasion of the wee people is complete. The den, more often than not, is officially off limits to adults during daylight hours (hint to Florida school officials - place them in a school seat already! We want our room back!).

My shorties are never speech delayed when it comes to telling you to get the heck out of dodge, so we frequently have to negotiate slot time with the wee inmates running the computer room (LOL). The hard line and wireless router is located in there, so the kids have mad leverage over us when it comes to going on-line, among other things we will be spoofing on later...

Mikey has been taking lots of cell phone pictures so I can keep up with my Den Monsters. We usually create a cave and take turns crawling out to chase the other inhabitants of the house around in circles while growling ominously about munching on body parts.

Stephen Monster is mad cool. He's a neck nibble kinda guy who repels you with the Spongebob attack. Mommy Monster is just plain silly. I usually squeal opera while they repel me with towel attacks (and launching hot wheel cars - LOL). Noah Monster is a dragon attack and Daddy Monster is complicated because he actually hides while you are not paying attention, then jumps out to scare the bejesus out of you (which is usually what triggers the start of the game).

Mikey can make you pee before you make it to the bathroom, so you have to really keep an eye out for my hubby if you are here for a sleep over. You will also be required to play, so get your game face on because my kids enjoy a good wrestle (LOL). ;-) 

We took out the exercise chair that lets you hang upside down and installed it in our bedroom (which did absolutely nothing to stop them from hanging upside down - LOL). The idea was to set up the home office and provide them with more room. They love having lots of space and we enjoy watching them wreck the place with toys. We figure it's time to turn our den into the Little Man Cave because this is turning into their fave room. We need bookshelves, a proper desk with lockable draws, a decent couch and their TV from NY.

Noah is turning 9 in a couple of days so I have to ship his toys down. It's snowing, so going to the post office is going to be an adventure. ;-)

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Comment balloon 7 commentsC Tann-Starr • January 26 2011 10:30AM


C.......Oh, the joys of being a mom....even if they are Den Monsters!  I have 5.  Chaos indeed,but I call it organized chaos.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) almost 10 years ago

What a cool place for them to just have a great time.  You are such "Cool" parents too!  Be careful out there today!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Cute post, we have the same thing at our house, but it's the grandkids--EIGHT OF THEM, agees 10 to 6 months.  But I missed something.  Are you moving from NY? 

Posted by Jean Hanley, Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes (Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters) almost 10 years ago

C - I love your little man cave! I have two little monsters myself, four-years-old and six-years-old, and they run our entire house, and our lives! But I am not complaining, we love it!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) almost 10 years ago


Hanging them upside down. is that discipline or a reward?

I know it works for bats and lemurs I just never though about the upside down part.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 10 years ago

Larry, the chaos of kids is the best present ever (LOL).

Thank you, Auntie Lizette. I bet the shorties are going to love Bennett House when we come to KY on vacation. ;-)

Jean, I have been moving bit by bit for over a year now (LOL). We have the apartment in NY, plus property in SC and FL. We've had the FL house in the picture for over a year. BB and TLW did a short sale for Mikey so we could be closer to his Sister's family and his Dad. We've been vacationing in Palm Bay for approximately 25 years. We know Orlando, Melbourne and Palm Bay, FL. I'm branching out to Cocoa Beach and may invade Miami and Daytona because Stephen is car crazy (LOL). I'll be a New Yorker/Carolinean/Floridian with kids in tow who have a thing for I-95 and tractor driving (LOL). ;-)

Garrigus, thank you. I'm with you when it comes to loving the kids running the place. They make life so much more interesting. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

LMAO @ Bill. We're supposed to be stretching our backs, doing crunches and leg raises but the boys have other ideas (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

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