In case you don't know, Tickle Monkey is the monkey that appears in the pictures with Chloe each month. It's been a wonderful way to see how much Chloe has grown but it has also been her favorite toy and transitional object. She kisses him and hugs him when she takes naps and goes to sleep each night.
That's why it pains me to tell say that he is no more. Today when Chloe laid down to take a nap she took her diaper off. Whether she pooped before or after she took her diaper off, I don't know. But she used Tickle Monkey as the brush to paint her masterpiece all over the crib.
After two baths for Chloe, a bleach job on the crib and lots of scrubbing and washing, there is nothing left of Chloe's artwork. I threw the sheets, pillow and toys that were in the crib with Chloe away. Trust me when I say, there was no way paint was coming out of the bristles. I was one dry-heave away from burning down the entire house to rid myself of the 'mess.'
Shorty (my mom) is sending Chloe a replacement tomorrow. Wish us luck as we transition Chloe to a new favorite love. Also, be prepared to see a new face on Chloe's monthly pictures.
Rest in Peace, Tickle Monkey.