The Coconut – Things to do with kids


Frank has been dreaming about coconuts for a while. He´d seen a cartoon where the hero gets stuck on a deserted island. The hero´s quite strong and managed to knock down a coconut from a palmtree and open it with her bare hands. Crack! Then she drilled a hole through another coconut with her finger- put a straw in the hole and handed it to her companion so he could have a sip.
Is that even possible?” Frank asked. I promissed him that we would buy him one and see if we can open it. That night as he fell asleep on my arm he mumbled: “tomorrow we´re going to buy a coconut”. Ha! Sometimes being a parent is so darn easy- all this kid wants is a coconut? he want´s it so bad he even talks about it in his sleep.

The next day Jens and Frank went to the store and picked one out. Back home Frank fantasized about how he would look with this cool new drink. He asked Jens if he could draw a straw on this picture so he could see, so Jens did.


Then he told our neighbour Walter about the coconut.jennyfromdosfamily-8482

“Look!” Frank said “We´re going to drill a hole throuh it, so I can have a drink”
“Make sure you pin it down before you do, so you don´t get hurt”, Walter said. “Do you have a wood working bench? With a clamp?”
jennyfromdosfamily-8451We sure do. In the shed. Let´s go!


Once we got to the shed we realized it was quite chilly. I fasten the coconut in the clamp, told Frank to stay there as I went inside to get him a sweater.


When I came back Frank had managed to crack the coconut by himself in the clamp. No need for a drill or saw then, great. He was quite impressed with himself.


Back inside it finally happend, he tried the milk. He´s so sweet and said it was good even though I could tell it did not taste like the milkshake that he was hoping for. Anyway he was very pleased with the whole situation, and could hardly wait to get to daycare the next day and tell his friends about it.


I added the DosFamily tag “Thing To Do With Kids” to this post. Because this is excalyt how I hang out with my kids. I´m not into going to the park or the pool nor am I one to engage in role play. If you also are into stuff like this you should check out these post on the same topic that I wrote a while back:

1.Watch TV! How about a John Waters movie? That´s not really a question- it´s more of a demand! go do it!

2. Teach them how to prank someone- With this easy to do trick!

3. Give them a costume made from Play Doh

4. Overcome your fears

Good for kids and grown ups alike!



Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

May 12, 2015 at 13:29

Good Times!

May 12, 2015 at 14:13

Love the story! Frank is so adorable in his pyjamas! We used to have an electric drill in our kitchen, as we love coconut water so much :o)

Jenny Brandt
May 12, 2015 at 14:31
– In reply to: Jasmin

oh cool.
He wants me to carve them out so he can use them for regular milk.

May 12, 2015 at 23:52

Love this! All…

May 13, 2015 at 08:35

I also love this story!
And I love it you didn’t say to him only in the cartoons heroes manage to open coconuts by themselves. In the end he actually did it, Superfrank!

Jenny Brandt
May 13, 2015 at 12:23
– In reply to: Katarina

Katarina! Oh thank you. Yes he sure did. Very happy about it.

May 13, 2015 at 17:14

Ååh så gulligt!
Och vad snygg trappan i studion är.

Jenny Brandt
May 16, 2015 at 07:59
– In reply to: Alexandra

Ja eller hur. Det kommer bli fint. Kan inte bestämma färg bara

May 16, 2015 at 22:59

What a wonderful, simple idea. And what great pajamas, where did you get them?

Jenny Brandt
May 17, 2015 at 12:06
– In reply to: Alex

Thanks Alex! Its old, I cant even remeber where i got it. It used to belong to viola. Perhaps H&M.