The other night, my family had a Christmas tree-decorating supper dealie.   The Monkey was there.  At some point during the festivities, while pictures were being taken, she said, “No photographs.  I wish my fans would leave me alone.  I need my ME time.”  Then she made a faux-bratty exhale sound.

Five minutes later, she started singing Beyonce’s “All the single ladies…” song and dancing around and slapping her own ass

Five minutes after that, she had taken out her own clip-in hair streak thing and was attaching it to everyone’s hair and having picures taken.  (Her Dad has a brush cut and had a clip-in dealie hanging down from each side.)  I was minding my own business and watching football when…

(In the long and storied history of bad pictures of me, this one is right up there.  A few things to keep in mind: 1) I do own and wear other shirts. 2) I am not actually stoned, my expression is in the process of returning to it’s regular unexpressive self after making a face at her.  3) I was making a face at her because she tried to drive the plastic clip part of the hair thing through my skull.  And then giggled when I complained.)


13 Responses to “resiliency”

  1. 4) You’re not wearing a hat.

  2. The Monkey reminds me of myself when I was her age! That smile! Aw, I love The Monkey! you? you look stoned indeed.

  3. 3 deutlich

    DUDE! we have the same freaking glasses

  4. She’s such a cute little monkey! Loving your hair piece too. You should sport it more often.

  5. SOOOOO pretty, Peter!

  6. You look cute with a red mullet.

  7. And I love that you have the same glasses as a girl.

  8. wow you are furry!

  9. Oh red is *totally* your colour!

  10. I love that it gave her SO much joy to make you look silly haha… i like her already!!

    And the red rats tail…. well thats just special!

  11. That hair clip looks good on you…

  12. Since you closed the comments on the below, let me tell you how moved I was. That was beautiful, and she sounds amazing to be weathering it all with a very mature sense of purpose, humor and reality.

    And the hair stripe is so you.

  13. Beyonce slaps her own ass in that video, so I totally get why the Monkey would. It’s a super weird video. Low budget, lots of ass slapping. Kind of reminds me of something I’d produce, actually…

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