So guess what happens when he wakes up at seven in the morning--and on a Saturday, too!--and he wants to turn on his light, but he can't reach that two-inch long pull chain under the ceiling fan? He doesn't have a chair or stepping stool handy, and he doesn't want to wake up Mom.
What's a Bear to do? How about this:
The table is supposed to sit lengthwise parallel to that wall. The 27-inch TV sat atop it. I think the above picture explains what he did in well under a thousand words. And yes, the TV is upside-down, still attached to the DVD player on the table's lower level.
I could not budge it, not even to turn it upright. I had to wait until Mr. Lucky woke up.
The amazing thing is, the TV still works, though the color is way off now. Everything has a purplish-greenish tinge to it.
Time to show off my own problem-solving skills: I suppose we'll have to get a new, longer pull chain for him to bat at and wind around the fan's motor housing. But do I dare leave the stepping stool in his room until then? Or do I use the wall switch to shut off the light and the fan? (I like to keep the air circulating in his room at night.)
Or do we get a TV table on wheels, and roll the TV out of his room at night? We're already doing that with his computer.
Oh, and did I mention we're only two days into summer vacation?
The bright side: Baby Bear isn't hurt.