It was evident our kids needed some kind of playset for the back garden.
Matthew, the poor deprived boy, was using the handle bar of his wagon as a slide...
And the legs of innocent visitors...
And the sofa as a climbing frame...
It was all a bit distressing.
So, finally, we succumbed. We purchased one of those do-it-yourself climbing frame/slide/swing sets that look more complex to put together than an Ikea kitchen.
Everyone got to work, assembling the playset. Matthew pitched in, armed with his hard had and drill.
They workers laboured industriously to get the structure up.
But, as is the way in Calgary, it started to snow. In May. So the construction of the playset went on hold.
And then finally, this weekend, since the snow was gone and the sun had decided to make an appearance, the workers went back to their assignment and the playset was finally finished. Stairs, slide, swings and all. A veritable paradise for little boys.
And everyone lived happily ever after.
Except Mummy, who wants to know where her playset is.