Or spy village, or pony town (the more terrifying option!)
What do you do if you acquire a cardboard village?
You let the dotes do a little town planning, a little squabbling over whether the church should be in the centre of town or in the suburbs, then you settle in to get swept along in the mayhem.
This little village has had some bad traffic jams due to escaping convicts (in toy cars), a surprisingly destructive infestation of sparkly eyed ponies (courtesy of Lil’ comedian) and of course a zombie attack from all manner of toy monsters that happen to be lying around the playroom.
We aunties sometimes find that we’ve set the bar high on imagination that we struggle to keep up with, but having props like this has given the dotes a chance to lead the story. All they ask (demand) is that we get involved!