Friday, June 29, 2007

Monkeys


There's kitschy ugly, cool ugly, weird ugly, and then there's just plain UGLY.
I had my niece and nephew overnight while their parents took advantage of a business trip opportunity to go to Traverse City. I adore these children and always enjoy the chance to spend more time with them. My kids just love it when their cousins are here and it turns our regular life into one big party. We had all kinds of fun doing the things we do at this time of year, and I knew it was a successful visit when Cale and Ramona realized it was getting close to the time for their parents to come and pick them up and they kept begging me to call their cell phone and tell them to go on home so they could stay another night. But they came anyways and my eyes lit up when I saw Mary Beth get out of the car with a shopping bag. Oooh goody a thank you gift from TC! What could it be? Well, I guess my facial expression gave away how I felt about this, err... unique object when I pulled it from the bag. Mary Beth explained how she was in a store and saw it on the clearance rack for HALF OFF and thought it could go good with the Tiki bar that I am so excited about. I know very well how crazed she gets when in the throes of a good shopping spree, so I understand how the purchase happened. But there I was looking at it and there she was feeling all thankful for me watching the kids, and she felt bad and then ran out to the car and got all the goodies she bought for herself and started offering them to me, trying to make it right. So I also got a can a cherry jalapeno salsa and a bag of chocolate covered cherries! yum! I felt more than compensated but as they pulled away she kept shouting "thank you!" out of the car window over and over.
I am fine with how it worked out except I don't know what to do with the thing. Any suggestions?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, guys- No wonder the "Monkeys" were on clearance sale. But I saw your Tiki bar, and think that you could find room for it on there to guard against anyone eating all the maraschino cherries again. Maybe put a sign around the monkey's neck about it. Also- thanks so much for the e-card!!!!
love, Aunt Chris

Anonymous said...

Keep it, and love it. Years from now it will be an interesting story to tell people who have never seen it! Kerry

Aunt Kathy said...

Perhaps get a bunch of cute monkey stuffed animals to surround the ugly monkeys. A monkey corner. Or a fake tree with them at the top, mostly hidden by leaves. Could Larry build a swing off the basement ceiling for them? Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

If the Tiki bar is getting crowded, I think the monkeys would look nice on the piano in the great room. Or on the fireplace mantel. The night stand next to your bed? Well, the salsa was yours to begin with but the chocolate covered cherries were redelegated from Moms gift (shhh.....). I think the monkeys were part of set, Christmas is coming~!

Mary Beth

Susang said...

Those monkeys are kick-ass cool! Don't you dare get rid of them! Think of the kitschy possibilities!

Mindy said...

Right now the monkeys are serving as a door stop because they were the closest thing at hand when the wind almost blew the door shut on the cat yesterday.
But I really kind of want to get them out of here because every time Jeff walks past them he points and snickers: "boobies!"
There are some birthdays coming up...possible re-gifting opportunities...

MomForThree said...

I'm notr sure you can re-gift something that... well... intresting. Good Luck! Maybe some hawaiian leas (?) or a big paper bag.