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Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday!

Happy Monkey Monday!


I saw this picture and it transported me back to days long ago and far away. My brother had a sock monkey! His name was Jocko. Altho my brother was older than I, he sucked his thumb and had to go to bed with his 'sock monkey everynight, long past the age when I had given up all that stuff (hehe). (Actually. come to think of it, I was never a thumb sucker and don't recall having to go to bed with a stuffed animal. Oh no, did I have a deprived childhood? Should I bring this up in therepy? Oh, but I digress.) I made fun of him and his lil monkey. He'd get mad. I remember the monkey having a hard head! Someone must have placed a rubber or hard plastic face on this sock! ( I mean really, what decent sock monkey maker does that???). Well anyway the one other memory I have about all this is that my sweet, dear, older protective brother...used to hit me on the head with it every time I made fun of him! Damn.....ya think that's why I am the way I am today????? I have sock monkey brains!

Peace


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1). My brother (RIP)
2) Sock Monkeys
3) just plain ole socks for that matter
4) the ability to heal (my ankle, remember?)
5) Soothing music

20 comments:

Deb said...

I guess there are worse things in life than being clocked about the head a few times with a sock monkey.

Akelamalu said...

Ah brotherly love!

Hope the ankle's doing well.

Thanks for dropping into my place. :)

My Reflecting Pool said...

I loved my sock monkey. When I was a kid we had a monkey that clanged a cymbal and ooh-oohed. It entertained all the time. thanks for bringing that memory back.

Matt-Man said...

From my view it looks like Jocko is giving the frog the high hard one. Disgusting!! Cheers...

Michael C said...

Sock monkey abuse, sock monkey abuse!! hard faces, ouch!

Wow, no thumb sucking or stuffed animal...you might want to just mention it in therapy ;-)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sock monkey happy monday to you odat! it is dreary here today, no sunshine at all, no rain either, just dreary. wish i had a sock monkey to play with. i used to suck my thumb when i was little too. then i bit my fingernails. till i met sarge and he said i had ugly hands and i never bit them again. the end.

smiles, bee

MyUtopia said...

Happy Monkey Monday!

CS said...

I had a stuffed frog as my "teddy bear" - I collected frogs of all kinds. And who doesn't like sock monkeys. So I just loved this Monkey Monday picture.

Matt said...

You mean to tell me that piece of garbage I used to play with was not an actual football!?

:)

Odat said...

deb, Yeah, I can think of a few...
(but that monkey head really hurt!)

ake, thanks...and you're welcome!

pool, yeah, monkeys just have that way about them..don't they???

matt-man...figures!!

michael, you really think I should bring it up therepy??? ;-(

bee, since it's so dreary outside, stay in a make a sock monkey!!!!

my, thanks!!! ;-)

cs..ya know I really can't remember if I took anything to bed with my when I was little....I had no attachments??????????? I;m glad you had your frog!!!

Peace

Odat said...

matt...hmmm... I'm not saying nuttin!!!! (you also may want to bring that up in therepy!)...
Peace

Jenn said...

Congrats on the award and the Snot dog sure is cute!

Jenn said...

Oh yeah...my brother used to hit me with a wiffle bat...

Mike M said...

Dude the sock monkey rocks!!! Don't be hard on the sock monkey.

I mush has 10 stuffed monkeys. One of them, Tom the Monkey has been to places not many people will ever get to see.

I love monkeys. Check on Tom (I stole from you) on my blog!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Heh heh...the image of you being knocked upside the head with a sock monkey just made me giggle! I'm in the office giggling that a man I don't even know got hit in the head with a sock monkey when he was a kid. *LOL* Thanks, Odat for that laugh. ;)

Monty said...

I never had a sock monkey, just sisters. I'd have preferred the sock monkey.

ShadowFalcon said...

monkey socks....or sock monkeys, you should market and sell these cos I feel like I missed out

Dan said...

Sock monkeys figure heavily into your early development. Yes, I would suggest this be discussed in therapy as soon as possible, before it's too late.

Sunrunner said...

Very sweet! My daughter has a sock monkey, although I don't think she's named it. She also has flannel pajamas and satin pajamas with sock monkeys on them!

Sunrunner said...

Oh, and the boys have a sock bear and a sock frog!!!