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monk monk.

i want to tell you all the story of monk monk who stole my heart at the ripe age of 0. everybody has their stuffed animal they got when they were born.  but my stuffed monkey has stayed with me until now. he's been through so much & i think it's so funny that to this day, i still haul him around with me.
when i was about 6, i left monk monk at my mom's friends house. he was there for months. and i was so sad without him. it was super hard to sleep at night without him. then one day, i went to my mom's friends & he was chilling on top of her fridge. i found him. alas.
when i was a little older than that, my family & i drove to idaho to visit my great grandpa joe. after getting in the car, 45 minutes later, i realized monk monk was missing. after frantically searching under the seats, between the cracks, and all around, i realized that he really was gone. 45 minutes from my grandpa's rest home, my mom said, "hunny. we've got to back." so we went back. and guess where he was? he was underneath the last car we parked near. he got ran over, that poor little monkey! but he was with me now & finally, we were together.
the year i got engaged to trevor, i took monk monk with me on a family vacay to the oregon coast. once we reached home, i realized i left him in the hotel. i called my aunt (because she lived near the hotel), and she went & picked him up for me. she's a lifesaver. i would have died without him. so she sent him to my house. i was away at college, so he was chilling at my parents house. my dad decided to hang him from his tail from their chandelier. a few minutes later, my mom looked over & saw that he was on fire. she ran & grabbed him and realized that part of his tail needed to be amputated. so she sewed him up. he still has some yellow burn marks on his back. once i noticed, my parents were laughing their heads off. and i couldn't help but laugh either. that poor guy has been through so much!






i always joke with people and tell them i wouldn't trade monk monk for $1,000,000. taxes already taken out & everything. i guess it's sort of a sentimental thing, too. mr. schroeder even fell in love with monk monk. we realized how important he is in our family & have been hauling him around with us.



i think mr. schroeder wanted to get his own monkey to ride along with him in his truck. meet the new addition to our family: spanky.


okay. we are seriously so weird. except i love it. but you know who really inspired my post? miss kelsey bang. she has a monkey herself, named tuna. we talk about how our monkey's need to meet soon. i think it should happen pronto.

does anybody still have a stuffed animal or blanket from their childhood they still carry around? maybe we're the only ones, i don't know. i hope everyone's week is fabulous!!


13 comments

  1. Haha that's awesome. I like how he's strapped in. Cute!

    www.nightchayde.blogspot.com

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  2. Thats so awesome that you still have that! I never had a stuffed animal, youre making me want to rewind to when I was little to get one lol.
    XOXO
    dani
    www.lovemedanimarie.com

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  3. me and my boyfriend also have animals from when we were born. too cute.

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS> Haha. That's too cute. :) Gracie now has the bunny her aunt used to carry around :) too cute.

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  5. Oh man, this is the greatest! And I have to say, Monk Monk looks really good for having been run over, stored on a fridge, and on fire in his lifetime!

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  6. This made me laugh so hard! That monkey sure has an interesting life! I still have my baby blanket, it's in my dorm room with me :)

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  7. back tracking 45 min just for a beloved stuffed animal is true parental love. your mom rocks

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  8. Ha ha this is hilarious! My Pooky bear is still at my parents :( But my husband did win me a stuffed pig at one of those dumb carnival games. We named him Franklin and he went on trips, hikes, you name it with us. Pretty sure everyone around us thought we were crazy when we were taking pictures of a stuffed pig on the beach in the Dominican....Ha!

    p.s. I'm one of the fellow bloggers participating in Amberly's giveaway, thought I should follow you since we're in it together. And I'm so glad I did!! You girl, are gorgeous and I can't wait to read more :)

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  9. I don't have a monkey, I have Samuel Spaniel, but my daughter has a monkey named Momo :)

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  10. hey....spanky is what kobe sleeps with when we come to grandma's!
    love this post. monk monk is like part of the family. i was cracking up at the picture at the ice cream shop. so funny! that is how jackson is going to be with ooh-aah, i'm sure of it.

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  11. This is so funny! I have a little bear that I sleep with named "nufa" and my man always hands him to me right before we go to bed. He would rather have me clinging onto nufa in my sleep than clinging onto him. ha!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  12. thats so sweet. i still slept with my baby blanket until i was afraid it would get holes in it. then i made myself a replacement blanket that i do snuggle up with.

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  13. very sweet story.

    I still sleep with my baby pillow as I call it. Just at home tho. Use to take it every where but not anymore.

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