Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Fun Monkey

My son has an interesting way of looking at things. Yesterday, he came home from school with this information:

"Mom, most rational people do what they have to do without any problem."

Okay. I wondered where he was going with this.

He continued. "But some people have this thing called a Fun Monkey inside of their head."

"A Fun Monkey?"

"Yes. It opposes all rational thinking and makes the person get sidetracked with fun things that are more interesting than what they're supposed to be doing."

I nodded. "I see. Have you experienced this Fun Monkey in your head?"

"Yes. It's been giving me some problems."

"What kind of problems?"

"Well, there's this other thing called the Karma Monster. Whenever you do what the Fun Monkey wants you to do, the Karma Monster gets you for not doing what you're supposed to be doing."

"So you're saying you got in trouble?"

"Maybe."

I see. So, I guess we all have to learn from Bubba and not listen to the Fun Monkey. Otherwise the Karma Monster is going to get us!      

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  1. At least he knows about Karma - might keep his Fun Monkey in check.

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  2. Hmph, but that Fun Monkey always wants to win.

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  3. The Fun Monkey may be messing with me right now since I might have laundry in the dryer and nothing done that I was supposed to do...

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    1. I hear you. The Fun Monkey is making me blog rather than do the laundry right now. ;0)

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  4. Thank Bubba for me. He's just described my life. When classes see me, they listen to the Fun Monkey. Then the next day, when their teacher sees my note, they get a visit from the Karma Monster.

    (I see these terms getting used next time I have a middle school class...)

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  5. I love the way Bubba looks at life. You gotta keep the monkeys and monsters separate.

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  6. What a great insight, but I must know, did you receive a call from his teacher?

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    1. I get all kinds of messages from the teacher!

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  7. Hi, Sherry!

    Don't blame Bubba for his messy room and the fact that he hasn't taken the trash out for two weeks. It's that dang Fun Monkey! :) My Fun Monkey has been getting so much exercise lately that it turned into an 800 pound gorilla! :)

    Have a great weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Haha! I'm sure Bubba's Fun Monkey will be a gorilla in no time!

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  8. The question is = what sort of trouble did he get into? And does it involve real monkeys?

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    1. Haha! No. But I'm sure if it could involve real monkeys, it would.

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  9. Bubba has things sorted out. It's a question of whether the fun monkey or the Karma thing wins the battle. Which one is ahead?

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  10. That darn Fun Monkey. It's hereditary.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Too late for me. I've been had, bad!

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  12. So funny. But so true! LOL! :)

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  13. Haha... that made me laugh hysterically... I think I listened to that fun monkey one too many times... lol xox

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  14. Gosh, kids really do say the darnedest things!

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  15. You do have a great son there Sherry, enjoyed the post.

    Yvonne.

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  16. That fun monkey is sometimes maybe too tempting to ignore.

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    1. I certainly have trouble ignoring it!

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  17. I knew there was a monkey somewhere in that brain of mine. I guess now it's official.

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    1. Aren't you glad Bubba made you aware of it?

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  18. I guess you have to train that monkey so he doesn't come out at the wrong time. Everyone has to have fun sometimes!

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    1. You're right. Unfortunately, the fun monkey isn't an easy one to train.

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  19. I guess Bubba now knows sometimes he has to resist the fun monkey.

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  20. Pretty certain Fun Monkey has had a lot of control over me lately. Oh, dear... XD

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  21. So that's what's been leading my into the pantry late in the night--the Fun Monkey. And the Karma Monster? It's wrapped around my waist and won't let go.

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  22. Okay. So that makes perfect sense to me. I believe I'm regressing to my youth. About time.

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    1. I think the fun monkey runs rampant in one's youth.

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  23. I can totally relate! Sounds like Bubba has it figured out- but maybe not how to ignore Fun Monkey. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. If he figures out how to ignore it, I hope he shares that information with me.

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  24. Fun Monkey? Karma Monster? Don't know anything about it... he said, while blogging instead of working...

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    1. Haha! I think all of us bloggers are victims of the fun monkey!

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  25. LOL. I'm reminded of this comedy sketch that still makes me chuckle every time I think about it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_dmREiZxaw

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