Thursday, May 19, 2005

AtHomeDaddy - Habitat Builder

The kids love the playscape that Bob and I build in December. When I was planning it, I read an article that cautioned not to spend too much money on a play structure, because it would not be used as often as the parent hopes and the parks would always have better stuff. I can see the logic of the argument, but it has not proven true with our playscape.

The Talker would live out there, if we would let him. The Princess, too. Of course, she would be climbing the sides and hanging from the swingset crossbar if we would let her, too.

Unfortunately, they are not the only ones who have taken a liking to the 'scape. Turns out the underside of the elevated deck is an awesome wasp hangout. Tonight, I found a nest as large as my fist, right over the sandbox.

After evacuating the kids, I fought the wasps to a draw. No one, meaning ME, got stung, and I managed to knock the nest off of the playscape with a jet stream of water. Hopefully it will take them a few days to regroup.

1 comment:

KC said...

If it's made of wood, wasps will love making nests under it. You'll have to keep an eye on that thing forever.