Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Monkey" and "Other Monkey"

I'm not the only one who records bits and pieces of our quirky life. I implore you to read Chris' piece about Ben's longtime companions, Monkey and Other Monkey. Find it here, on his outstanding Tumblr page.

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We felt odd naming it, even though the boy couldn’t speak to give it a name of his own, so in time “Monkey” stuck.

We wound up ordering two additional monkeys, first Backup Monkey, who was called upon when Monkey was pooped and/or barfed on.

Backup Monkey disappeared not long after he arrived, misplaced in the home of the woman who cared for the boy during the day, and was never seen again.

Then we ordered Auxiliary Backup Monkey, who we left in a drawer too long. By the time he was called into service (Pretty sure, barf that time.), Original Monkey had already been worn down enough that the boy could tell that this softer, shinier wasn’t the same.


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