Whoever said it’s a man’s world was definitely a woman. We should know. Last night my husband had the girls sitting on the family room sofa and they’re engrossed in a Mac game.
I can hear game sounds and little girl giggles. All it took him was one trip the Mac App Store and he comes home with a silly game for kids. It’s about monkeys. And plants. The monkeys pee on the plants.
Monkey Pee, Monkey Do
Here’s the deal. We have three pre-school age girls. They know about their own anatomy and probably think that everyone looks like that. By now they’ve figured out that mommy and daddy are different but they don’t know the details.
Along comes a daddy-sanctioned game about monkeys that pee all over things.
Pee Monkey Plant Bloom. Get it? Peeing monkeys make plants bloom. Score points. Laugh and giggle.
The problem here is that little girls don’t pee the same way as little boys. The girls found that piece of intriguing news quite funny.
Again, and again, and again.
Who’s Keeping Score?
Pee Monkey Plant Bloom (does anyone mind if I simply call it PMPB?) is a cute game that’s a mixture of what a good Mac game should be. It’s challenging, with different levels. Dozens, to be inexact.
PMPB is silly, childish, and, judging by my girls’ giggly reactions, fun and funny. All that’s required is good aim. Aim the Pee Monkey and he waters the plants.
Each plant that gets soaked will turn into a beautiful flower. The more flowers, the more points.
The danger begins when the monkey runs out of pee. Already my middle girl wants to know what monkeys drink to make so much pee. The oldest girl wants to know why she can’t aim as good as the monkey.
Life around the Kayhill Estate would be a little easier if our middle girl was a boy. At least there would be a point of reference.
PMPB is addictive, even for kids with notoriously short attention spans. Sounds abound. Animation is colorful.
My husband was having so much fun watching the girls play and giggle that I decided to investigate.
As it turns out, the Mac app developer, Happy Latte, also has Pee Monkey Toilet Trainer, Pee Monkey Jungle Fire (I didn’t check, I don’t want to know) and a few non-peeing games without monkeys with bladder issues.
PMPB is the Mac app. The others are iPhone apps, the purchase of which I’m likely to avoid. My husband is required to explain to the girls why little boy monkeys pee differently, and with better aim, than little girls.