I just want to know what am I smoking?* First let me start off by saying I’m exhausted. I don’t get enough sleep because I’m always doing something. I also blame my computer for being so darn attractive. I think the internet was created by Satan himself, just to distract people. Okay I’m way off topic with this post.
Last night after my daughter and I finished reading to each other and it was time for her to go to bed, she went to look for her stuffed monkey, Max. Max gets around. He has been on car tips, vacations, airplanes, sleepovers, in fact, I’m almost sure he has more frequent flyer miles than any monkey I know. I’m sure at some point, we will need to get this monkey his own passport.
Well Sunday night, my daughter stayed at her aunt’s house and of course, Max went with her. Well guess what? Max did not come home last night, he must be out there monkeying around. (In my mind: Uh Oh!) My sister does not live around the corner anymore, she’s an hour away, round trip, on one of New Jerseys most suicidal highways, Route 22! There are so many things going through my mind because I really don’t want to make the trip, so I tell her that we will get him and not to worry. Now, I’m waiting to exhale because in my mind, I’m thinking the weekend.
“But I’ve never slept without Max before. What if he’s being elbowed and rolled on.” she says.
Bomb drop! I already know what I have to do.
I call my sister. I can’t ask her to put Max on the phone to ask him if he’s alright, so I tell her that Victoria left her monkey and to please put him in a safe place. She sympathizes and asks to speak to her assuring her that Max would not be hurt.
After I hung up the phone, I say I can’t believe I’m actually going to drive that long way to pick up a monkey. This makes her laugh a little and we pick out surrogate stuffed animal to fill in for Max.
The things you do for your kid(s). I don’t know what I’m smoking, but I do know what I will be drinking, after we get back, of course.
*I’m a non-smoker, guess I just like my lungs pink!
Proofreading by Maxine, the Editor
EDIT 10/11/07 here’s a picture of Max: