Friday, September 30, 2011

Monkey Business

Kherington has a lot of great toys.

Most of them are hand-me-downs, but I make sure that she has a good variety.

She has puzzles, pretend toys, balls, stuffed animals, tractors, plastic farm animals, a basketball goal, baby dolls, keys, blocks, musical toys... all that crap.

I even get her "boy" toys in an attempt to make her well-rounded.

But nothing compares to her baby dolls.

She adores them.  She reads to them, feeds them, dresses them, diapers them, puts them to sleep, takes them on walks, puts them in time-out, gives them baths, kisses them, etc, etc.

This behavior is just one of the reasons that I know she will be an amazing Big Sister.

But lately there is something creepy about her babies...

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One of these is not like the others, no?!

After babies, her second love is monkeys.

So her {slightly batty} Great-Great Aunt gave her this monkey baby. {yes, I know this is a chimp, which is actually an ape and not a monkey.  but she is one, 'mkay?!}

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And if you thought Kherington loved her baby dolls, you should see her with this baby monkey! It gets all the same treatment as her babies, and more. It gets fed with a banana bottle, and sometimes Kherington's real banana. She speaks to it in monkey-talk. It accompanies her to dinner and sometimes to bed.  She tries to take it everywhere.  Mama tries to leave it at home!

It is cute that she is so attached. I like monkeys, too.  But let's be honest, this thing is CREEPY.

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My photos don't do it justice.  The material is a creepy feeling soft plastic.  It has ugly hair on it's head, arms, and legs.  The monkey's hands and feet are downright scary.  And this thing is heavy!

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But Kherington doesn't care. She loves her monkey baby best of all.

She doesn't even mind that it is now missing an arm...

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4 comments:

KrisKay said...

Okay, so the monkey actually looks cute in these pics! You forgot to mention that sometimes bits of monkey hair fall off in your hand. That adds to her charm. On the other hand... you're teaching her something so invaluable... we're all the same on the inside, no matter what! Well, she's a monkey, but still! There's just something about her.

Jenni said...

That is the ugliest damn thing I've ever seen. Gah.

Paige said...

I'm going to have nightmares now.

Katie of Cabbage Ranch said...

Disturbing, weird, and totally hilarious. The question really is, is it better to dress it up before going out in public? If so, I vote for a bonnet.

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