I took the monkey home to start "Monkeyvember" (inspired by Elf on a Shelf and #Dinovember) I think I started a war at my house. Take a look:

Our first night with monkey was a disaster, as you can see from the photo.

But the problem with doing this kind of game with teenage kids is, instead of believing it's magic, they fight back.

For the most part I think we opened a can of worms.

I asked my son how things were at home. He said, "It's on."

Greg Delange