If you have kids, then you’ve also at some point tried to get them to stop banging on the furniture with a long-handled implement.
And learned, subsequently, that such efforts are futile.
Perhaps the answer isn’t to stop them but to make the ensuing noise and damage less horrific. Musical Furnishings, based in Olympia, Washington, creates beautiful handmade furniture that double as xylophone-esque instruments. The colorful trunks, chairs, and wee tables are painted in bright, inviting colors with nontoxic wax paint. Each comes complete with a set of mallets and a songbook for easy learning. They also make versions for adults, so you can get in on the action. Once you find out how much fun it is, you’ll never want to stop.
Kind of makes you see it from their perspective, huh?