The paintings in the Childplay series by Livia Claesson let us look at the contents of a toy box. A collection of drawings, dolls, puzzles, balloon figures and the like that have been moved to the attic over the years. Memories of a carefree childhood, when life was an adventure, full of color and possibilities. Yet Claesson's representation of those remains from a past childhood seems colored by a wry interpretation, and cigarettes and wine arouse suspicions about binge drinking. Completing her studies raised questions about her childhood and the way in which child play is, in fact, a preparation for adulthood. “Give a child a baby doll, and it will take care of it in the way its mother has shown.” Thus play is replaced by obligations, impulsivity by thorough analysis. Is play something to be banned or is there a way for a symbiosis between the child and the adult?