Monkey business


The Monkey was getting ready for her Xmas concert and needed help with her tie.

Me: Cute outfit. Have you given any thought to, I don’t know, maybe brushing your hair?

Monkey: My mom asked if I was going to. I told her to get me a brush. She didn’t. She’s kind of clueless.

A little while later, she did some unladylike outfit adjusting.

Peter’s Dad: That’s not a very… good move to be doing.

Monkey: I know! But, my tights are right down to here. (Points) Just a little above the bottom of my skirt. They are too small. I told my mom, “I can go with neutral.” She said, “No, your shoes are black.” AND she told me to go get my flats. And I said, “My what?” They have a heel on them this (shows us) big. I’m not the brightest light bulb in the package, but I know they aren’t flats.”


22 Responses to “Monkey business”

  1. 1 Michelle and the City

    she is just adorable. although her outfit reminds me of britney spears first music video. at least she was “innocent” back then. lol

  2. 2 Clink

    Dear god, that is one cute child.

    And I hate to disagree with her, but I actually do think she’s the brightest light bulb in the package.

    Also – is that pie I see? MULTIPLE pies? How many times do I have to ask your family to adopt me before they take me seriously.

  3. 3 QueenBee

    I’m sorry, was there someone in that picture? I only see pies. GORGEOUS PIES. Mmmm…


  4. 4 lspoon

    Hehe, so cute!

    Ugh, tights and being forced to wear them. Boo. Tights never fit, ever.

  5. 5 Tia

    i love how the monkey is all “get it together, stupid grownups!”

    you just can’t TEACH that kinda smart-assedness.

  6. 6 Airam

    She’s adorable. Look at her rocking the side-swept bangs and wicked glasses!

  7. 7 Jamie Lovely

    What a little cutie.

  8. 8 Slightly Disorganized

    oh my god i freaking love her outfit.

  9. 9 kelsi

    it’s good to have a lady around who knows what’s going on. saves everyone else the trouble…
    i have to admit, i’m a little jealous that you’re so close to your nieces. makes me miss mine with a wicked fierceness.

  10. 10 Mel


    I’m surprised no one mentioned how awesome her glasses are.

    I wish I was close to my little chitlin relatives.

  11. 11 Susie

    Aw, she’s adorable!

    Did you make those pies? Did you wear an apron?

    P.S. The Pats won. In case you hadn’t heard.

  12. 12 Hope

    Too cute for her own good. And she’s wrong. She is the brightest light bulb in the package.

  13. 13 Peter

    michelle: Now you are scaring me.

    clink: 5 pies! I’ll get to work on making a Clink Xmas stocking.

    queenbee: They smelled very yummy too.

    lspoon: I wore tights once. In a school play. While I made them work, of course, I am in no rush to try them on again. You know, in public.

    tia: You are soooo right. I frequently get the, “You don’t know that styyyyyle now, Peter.”

    airam: That hair has a name?

    jaime lovely: Thanks!

    slightly disorganized: I asked her if she was going to tuck the tie in between the two shirts. She just stared at me. Then showed me that it was actually ONE shirt all sewed together. Then she gave me the look that said I knew nothing about fashion.

    kelsi: This is one is technically my twerp cousin. She lives across the street, so I see her all the time.

    mel: The glasses are pretty cool, eh?

    susie: I made the pies. (No, I didn’t.) And I’d look great in an apron. (No, I really would.) Yes, yes I know about the Pats. And your Celtics pounded my Raptors. I can envision a winter of me replying to your sports comments with GRRRRRRRs.

    hope: She’s TOO bright sometimes. But, highly entertaining.

  14. 14 pinknest

    i know, what is up with all those pies!?!?! sheesh.

    love the outift!

  15. 15 Peter

    pinknest: Does it make it less appealing to know that they are meat (beef) pies? A Xmas tradition.

  16. 16 Molly

    Well, you can tell her that even a small heel can be considered a flat. And then hug her for me because omg, the cuteness!

  17. 17 each of the two

    she is so adorably chic, i want to adopt her and a meat pie!

    or just you know, send her a cosmo subscription!
    (you could read it too, dont be shy)

    oh, and tell her to save that outfit, by the time she hits 20 it will be VERY popular once again with the boys)

    (look, i say 20 because thats the youngest i can possibly fathom anyone dating my proverbial daughters, without a death wish)

  18. 18 Peter

    molly: I knew we should have gone to you for “flats” clarification.

    each of two: NO BOYS!!!!!

  19. 19 JenBun

    She’s the Sassmaster!

    I love it!

  20. 20 each of the two

    got it.

    no boys.


  21. 21 libby

    what a cuuuute uniform! she’s going be one of those girls who makes the uniform look good for sure.

    i, sadly, was not.

  22. 22 123Valerie

    I just overdosed on cute, Peter! Good thing she doesn’t take after you …

    Oh, snap!

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