Maybe this is just my life as a Boy Mommy, and if so I need reassurance.
Otherwise, I am starting to worry about Mr. Boy.
I think he is part monkey… Why else would the child insist on spending 90% of his time climbing on and around my round dining table?
He climbs EVERYTHING — the toy cabinet, the couches — if the item is taller than he is, Mr. Boy is all over it.
Part monkey, I tell you.
When Mr. Boy was only a few months old, Hubby and I discussed getting a new dining room set. For the entirety of our marriage, we had been using the table and chairs borrowed from his parents.
It was functional (and free) but it wasn’t ours.
We looked around our home, at our two children and our grown-up lives, and decided it was time to pass the furniture back to Hubby’s parents and invest in something of our own. Something grown-up.
We looked at antique dining sets, tables with matching sideboards, and home pub sets . . . those tall bistro looking tables with their equally tall chairs. I was in love with everything I saw.
But, thank GOODNESS we didn’t end up with anything tall or anything old.
Mr. Boy would have destroyed it or himself in his quest to climb.
Instead, we ended up with a round, walnut table. . . and six yellow, “faux-antiqued” dining chairs.
Yup — another free hand-me-down.
So, guess what’s on my to-do list now?
1. Paint the furniture
2. Keep my monkey-boy off of it.