Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sleep with the fishes, kid


Like most parents, I sometimes -- no more than ten or twenty times a day -- think I'm royally messing up my kids through my incompetence. But then I look at this listing, found on Foute Huizen, and I realize that so long as I'm not deliberately and painstakingly inducing nightmares in my kids I'm probably okay.

15 comments:

Stuart said...

It was a no-win situation when it came to which bunk the brothers got, but both Kaarl and Jurg were secretly hoping for the bottom one as Dad flipped the kronor through the air ...

The Mef Thing said...

But more importantly, what's that coat doing in the left corner of the "shark wall"?

The Office Scribe said...

"Olaf is friend, not food"

Chazya said...

check out the tv, its so scared its found itself hiding in an upper left corner...poor tv

Anonymous said...

I'm not thinkin Europeans are as into their kids fragil ego's as parents here.

bikerchick said...

I can really appreciate the large, "NO RISK!" seal on the first photo. Surely that must be because there is a leprechaun in that photo who watches over all the little ones who live there!

Katie said...

Well, at least it isn't the sparse pink wasteland his sisters live in; he's got toys and a TV. If I had to pick one, I'd go with the shark.

Rachel said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaa (pause for breath) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaa

Glory von Hathor said...

Hey, what kid doesn't want a poster next to their bed of a slightly unrealistic looking film star with giant, shiny white teeth? Better this than an army of Zefrons.

mudslicker said...

Aside from the Shark Tale grinning shark mug on the bedroom wall...i couldn't help but be disturbed by the homeowners awkward fixation with walls. The pepto abysmal pink girls bedroom (just screaming for a mural of a cholonoscopy) and the high placement of the guitar and the cherubic tryptych in the living room (a decorator no-no! Perhaps to make vacuuming easier?)

Personally, I feel the toothy grin of the shark to be just the ticket for getting boys to go to sleep.

Tracey said...

I especially like the picture of the bathroom. No privacy at all. Nice big picture window, no shower door. Europeans are so nonchalant about nudity!

Hannah said...

(Channeling The Simpsons) "Can't sleep..shark'll eat me!" LOL

dguzman said...

Holy f*ck. I'd pee my bed every night. If I had the guts to get in it, that is.

Of course--this isn't even a bed. It's some sort of metal cot/hospital bed from the ward in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Brendan said...

"I think we're gonna need a bigger bed. We're gonna get a bigger bed, right?"

Anonymous said...

My mom was an artsy type who hung a mural sized copy of Picasso's "Guernica" over my bed. Really. As a four-year-old who lay awake staring at the disembodied screaming heads, mongoloid cow and dying horse in the dim light as I fell asleep (or didn't-- which was worse), I can honestly and authoritatively rate this shark as disturbing.

(twitch...twitch...)