Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

She Says… No More Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed

This is Owen’s new favorite game.


The Rules:
– It is ONLY to be played while wearing pajamas and holding a particular stuffed monkey

– It is ONLY to be played while listening to Vanessa Trien’s version of “No More Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed” (on this CD).

– No matter how violently he throws himself against the couch or onto the floor, it’s still funny

– The song MUST be listened to at least 2 or 3 times in a row, with no interruptions


I’m not going to lie, I think it’s hilarious. Benjamin came in while we were playing and was all, “He’s going to hurt himself! He shouldn’t do that! Be careful!”. But I’m appreciating that this game requires relatively little from me, occupies Owen for at least a few minutes at a time, and completely tires him out. Win, win.

You know, except for the inevitable concussion.

Owen has made up several “games” to several different songs on this CD. We set up chairs like a car and do hand motions to the “Driving in the Car” song. He plays certain instruments with other songs. Who knew listening to a CD could be an entire morning’s worth of activities?