Friday, December 14, 2007

On the 1st Day of Christmas...

8 DTY/ 11 DTC

I love holiday music and know the words to many, many holiday songs. The other night when we toot Tree Faerie to see Santa, one of the ways I kept her entertained was by singing to her. It wasn't until later that I realized I had just provided free entertainment to everyone in the middle of the mall. It's a good thing I'm fairly comfortable with my voice, or at least I'm comfortable with it as long as there is not a microphone in sight. I'm afraid of microphones, but I'll save that story for another day.

I have ALWAYS wanted a huge stuffed animal. I recently discovered part of the reason I never got one - they are EXPENSIVE! I mean, like $600 expensive! So I stopped wishing for a huge stuffed animal.

Last night we went to Wal-Mart for the normal necessities plus several gifts for our nephews. While we were looking around, I saw this really big stuffed monkey. I immediately grabbed it and snuggled it, then went in search of a price. I finally found it on the ear, and to my elated surprise, it was only $20! So, in the cart it went as a gift for myself Tree Faerie. Tree Faerie wasn't crazy about him sitting in the basket behind her, so we finally had to shove his head between his knees to make her more comfortable. Hopefully it grows on her, because I will be very disappointed if she continues to be afraid of it. Of course, she's the kid who's afraid of balls and balloons.

While the monkey is not as big as the $600 bear I was looking at the other day, it is 3 times Tree Faerie's size. I'm so excited! So, on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Yet another opportunity to provide something for my child that I always wanted but never had.

10 comments:

Annikke said...

This year I am finding myself buying a lot of things for the kids that I always wanted and never got.... I think it is fun and I hope they enjoy the stuff as much as I want them too!

icanseeclearlynow said...

hi there. sounds like you are a kid at heart like me, picking up that large stuffed monkey. your daughter sounds like each of mine when they were toddlers. my youngest used to clutch me for dear life when we went to chucky cheeze cause she was terrified of the mouse chaperone (well actually he was probably more like a rat being as tall as me). i think you and your daughter look adorable in your matching blue and red suspender outfits. and i LOVE her red hair. what a beaut! thanks for stopping by my blog.

:)

KATE said...

I think that is why each generation gets more! ha ha It's our "therapy" all the things we wanted & didn't get! Good Job! I do the same!

Heather said...

Oh, wow! Extra large stuffed animals are always cool! Good on ya, hon!

Patti said...

my bet is that the monkey will grow on her because it's snuggly. but i keep flashing to this becoming her lovey and how she wants to take it with her everywhere! that would be funny!

Kelly Mahoney said...

I got a giant monkey from hallmark a few years ago.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Just keep looking around an you may one day find the bear on a good deal! I think alot of us wanted huge stuffies ... way to go and get yourself ... I mean TF one! :)

Andrea said...

The monkey is slowly growing on her, I think. I left it in the floor, and she occasionally plays with the foot or the hand.

Heather said...

If the monkey doesn't grow on her, you can always move him into your room.

Andrea said...

LOL! Heather (3b&m), that's the way I'm thinking, too... :)