Friday Fun

Friday Fun! 3 Ways to Monkey Around and 1 or 2 Ways to Give Mommy a Heart Attack

Charlie came running to me with his battery-powered rocket ship alarm clock. “Mommy, do the monkeywave!”

“The what?” I asked.

“The monkeywave!”

“What’s the monkeywave?”

“No, the…mike…mikey…mikeywave!”

“The microwave?”


That’s when I realized that he wanted me to light up the digital clock read-out on the rocket ship. It glows like the numbers on the microwave.

Charlie – Age 4


Heard from the living room while I was in the kitchen:

Charlie happily singing, “…the monkey chased the weasel, the monkey thought-” thunk! Then a mild whimper.

I asked, “Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m okay.” The song apparently is too happy for his mood now, and is not resumed.

Charlie – Age 4


We took the boys to the playground one evening. It is a rather tall structure with three levels and two twisty tube slides coming from the upper level. We had already warned William about climbing up the outside of the tube slide. But he had only just climbed on at the bottom.

About 10 minutes later, hubby calls out “Shea!” It sounded urgent, so I came running and found that Charlie had climbed to the top of the tube that was not in my line of sight. O_o If he had fallen, it would have been a 20 foot drop!

He didn’t seem to understand our panic.

He sighed and began to scoot down with an attitude as if to say, “Okay, fine.” As he got lower, he was all smiles, trying to reassure us that what he had done was perfectly safe. “See, I can do it all by myself!”

I’m not sure that I’ve properly breathed since.

Charlie – Age 4


This last thing has nothing to do with monkeys. It’s random. Like the thoughts of a 5-year-old. 😉 It’s also for those of you with a more morbid sense of humor.

While I put William to bed, he got off topic and told me a story about an airplane being taken over by a bad guy. I guess the idea slipped into my subconscious and that night I had a dream about being in a military type plane with William and Charlie.

A ‘bad guy’ had just finished telling me his evil plans about how he was going to leave us in the plane without a pilot while he jumped out with the last parachute. Then he decided to push me out anyway. The plane was low to the ground after all, and I rolled out just in time to see it crash and explode with him and my boys still inside!

Yep, woke up with a racing heart. I had to reassure myself that the boys were safe in their beds but I couldn’t get back to sleep for quite a while after that nightmare.

Thanks William.

William – Age 5

Are your kids little monkeys? Are they daredevils? Do you have nightmares about how they die?


2 thoughts on “Friday Fun! 3 Ways to Monkey Around and 1 or 2 Ways to Give Mommy a Heart Attack

  1. Sounds like my yesterday. The kids found a snake and ny daughter wanted to keep it. She ACTUALLY picked it up. O.o It wasn’t poisonous but it did bite her. I still have the creepy crawlies. Btw, she’s six.

    1. Oh! I feel another nightmare coming! lol Yeah, I’m very glad my boys haven’t found one of those yet. *sigh* I didn’t want to use the word ‘yet.’

      I hope your daughter is ‘turned off’ of snakes now since the bite, but I hope she isn’t too hurt. 😉 So glad it wasn’t poisonous!

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