abb3w: A map of the world seems more suited to the global domination supervillian vibe, but it could go either way.
just_another_asshole/jaa: In 5-6 years when "The Boy" starts running away from home,because his parents are smothering him, they can easily convert the secret room into a cute little secret prison space!
Guilty_plea_bargain: This kid may have a sense of entitlement as he gets older. What's he going to expect for his fifth birthday?
DrBrownCow: I was going to do something similar, but a retired firefighter I know that has found and/or removed the bodies of many dead children told me that he discourages people from creating hiding places for kids. Kids will often go to them when they are scared, and firefighters won't know to look.
Wolf892: I know how hard it is to keep a secret, but could you imagine if they'd kept quiet after fixing it up and just let him discover it on his own one day when he was about 7 years old? I bet he would have shiat himself to discover a "hidden" room just waiting for him. If he took too long to discover it then maybe the parents could start giving little hints like "dust behind your dresser, it's filthy!"
fusillade762: For years, they concealed the room's entrance with a dresser, waiting for the perfect momentShould have waiting till he was naughty and told him that's where the monsters live.
styckx: By age 15 that room will be where he gets to high at
Cormee: styckx: By age 15 that room will be where he gets to high atI had a room for that very purpose, it was great. It had a beanbag, television, joint making paraphernalia, and a big "Please hammer don't hurt 'em" chug-a-jug, an ashtray, and not much else. I used to go up there after dinner, lie there all night watching tv and getting stoned. Childhood really is a magical time.
mhedstrom: I read the entire article, and then realized I know the family. I was thinking this would be awesome to do for my son, except there's no room like that attached to his. Bummer...
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