My daughter designed my perfect home office in Minecraft

Children notice more than you think. It has been a difficult two weeks with the kids out of school  due to “snow” and a winter break so the work/life harmony is a bit more chaotic than normal. I have gotten frustrated with them at times (especially yesterday when I found all four in my office looting it slowly).

My (middle) daughter (who is 5) must have picked up on this because last night showed me a home office that she made for me in Minecraft so I can “get quiet when you talk to people and type and read stuff”.  So it turns out she knows the nature of my work (which is just typing and reading I guess).  She also knows that I need:

  • Quiet.
  • Space close to but far away from the family.

Its in a flat world and the office is at the top of a tower with a lobby that you enter first:

tower_from_far_away

 

You then “say your name to the guard and they let you in or kick you out” (when she showed it to me the guard had a large sword just in case there was trouble):

 

guard

 

If you are granted entrance you have to climb (she says you aren’t allowed to fly there) to get to the office itself:

mid_way_up

Its quite a climb to the top:

overlook_inside

Up in the office I have some bookshelves:

bookshelf

A computer with plenty of light nearby:

computer

And a great view:

outside_view

outsideIt is amazing to me that she was perceptive enough to realize what I wanted and took the time to build it.

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