Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Goodbye to Tickle Monkey

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.

7 comments:

  1. Okay, so as sad as I am for the loss of Chloe's beloved Tickle Monkey, this is down right hilarious. Like I almost peed my pants funny. Mom always told us a story of one of their teachers telling them that someday when their children pooped in their crib and smeared it everywhere, do not get on to them as it is their very own "masterpiece." Good job on your masterpiece Chloe! :)

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  2. Oh Chloe your own work of art and not a picture of it? Yes, Tori is right our teacher did say that and finished by saying and no one helped them do it they did it all by themselves. Of course she had never married and didn't have children so she might have thought different if it had happened to her.

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  3. Tickle Monkey's long lost cousins, Giggle and Cuddle, should arrive tomorrow. Can't wait to see if Chloe can fall in love with a new monkey;although, I know nothing can replace Tickle in her heart. :)

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  4. I just knew Shorty would come to the rescue. I am sorry to hear it truly could not be saved. This has brought back good memories. Diane used lots of bandaids on Jocko and took him to surgery with her. He may be still in her closet.Chloe will take up with her new friend. There is always a new surprise just waiting around the corner. Kim,you will get more thrills or chills for a long time.

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  5. Awww, I'm always sad to hear about a lovie being lost. We lost our first "Barney Bear" and are still on "Barny Bear #2". I think it made me more sad than Hayden.

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  6. Oh, Kim - I can only imagine how bad it really was. Hopefully it won't happen again. Did you take pics to document her masterpiece? he he Gay

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  7. Oh. My.Gosh. That's about all I can say to that. That is my worst fear ... I just hope Elmo makes it and doesn't succumb to the death that Tickle Monkey did! Awww. Wow what a crazy thing!

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