I think it is always difficult to believe that your children are no longer “children.” Our son turned 32 this week and while we were decorating one of our now vacant bedrooms, I came across this little theatre set that belonged to him.
The theatre folds down into a flatish box about 2cm deep, there is a little book and some characters to make up the play. What you can see in the middle of the floor is the beanstalk which you pull up on a piece of string and secure at the top of the theatre.
Clearly it is a keeper, but I wonder who of our ipad owning grandchildren would appreciate such an object today. Perhaps a little girl, but we have all boys and I’m not sure they would enjoy this.
Here it is with some of the character pieces.
Jack and his mother and their cottage with their cow (sad for she is to be exchanged for a bag of beans).
As you can see our Beanstalk is a “CAN OF BEANSTALK” the story is a little different in this theatre.
I think I will hang onto it for a little bit longer, I think it’s lovely, don’t you?