Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monkey business

An excerpt from Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, as read to Ouro Branco by That Girl

It was bedtime. Five little monkeys took a bath. (Look! He's blowing bubbles, Mom! Yes, I know, how fun!)

Five little monkeys put on their pajamas.
(Uh-oh, Mom. That monkey doesn't have a shirt on. Why doesn't he have a shirt on, Mom? I don't know, sweetie.)

Five little ....
(I know! His mom went to got get it. Yes, probably.)

Five little monkeys brushed their teeth.
(I like RED toothpaste, Mom. RED. The blue one is spicy. Yes, I know you like red. Let's keep reading.)

Then five little monkeys said good night to their mamma. And five little monkeys went to bed.
(Why are they waving? They're saying goodnight. But why do they wave? They should just say goodnight. Yes, you're right.)

Then, five little monkeys jumped on the bed.
(Why are they jumping Mom? Because it's fun. But they will get hurt. Yes, you're right. Let's keep going. See - *flips pages* they get hurt right here. Yes, I know, they shouldn't have jumped.)

One fell off and bumped his head.
(See! They got hurt. And HERE, *flips pages* the mom gets hurt too. Who takes her to the doctor? I don't know. The daddy? No, I think the kids carry her. That must be it.)

The mamma called the doctor and the doctor said,
(*flips pages* why does the doctor cry, Mom? Because no one listens to him. I listen to him. Yes you do.)

No more monkeys jumping on the bed! Then four little monkeys jumped on the bed.
(Why is this pillow empty? Because the monkey who sleeps there got hurt. So he will sleep on the couch now? Yes, I guess so.)

One fell off and bumped his head.
(I think the doctor poked his ear. You think so? Yes. That's why he cried. The doctor poked my ear and I didnt' like it. No, it hurt you, huh. Yes. But it's better now. That's good.)

The mamma called the doctor and the doctor said,
(Why does no one listen to the doctor, Mom? I don't know. Let's keep reading to find out. But - No, let's just keep reading!)

No more monkeys jumping on the bed! Then three little monkeys jumped on the bed .....
(Mom? ...)

20 comments:

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

That sounds like every moment of my life right now. **sigh** Not at all frustrating. We have a new rule....save all questions until the end of the book/movie and until mom finishes her sentence.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Hahaha! Well, at least there's some dialogue going on in your family. :)

DeNae said...

So cute, and so fleeting. Enjoy every second of it. Then put them to bed and watch Law and Order SVU. There's enough adult talk in that...

wonder woman said...

Classic! This is the stuff we want to remember! It's so familiar.....

annie valentine said...

He's smart, my kids usually konk out without an intelligent thought in their head.

Cute pics, BTW.

Katy said...

Hahahah! Ah Becky that made my night. :)

Harmony said...

ha ha! That was so cute! Little blondie has impeccable logic! There's no reading-just-to-read with that kid. He keeps you on your toes! Makes you think! Wow. He's SO cute!!

Kim Loudon said...

I have soooooooooooo read THAT story before. I must say I am more than a little bit jealous of your Brazilian date. So fun!

LisAway said...

Too bad your kids don't feel they can communicate, express thoughts, ask questions, etc. with you. Oh well.

I love how minty toothpaste is spicy. David always called it spicy, too.

Becca said...

This reminded me of something 'new' our 23 month old learned. "Jumping" on the bed. Its really more body slamming, only since she lands on her rear its butt slamming. Anyway, she was doing the other night and I laughed so my husband said, oh let me show you how to body slam the bed...

Lets just say he cracked the wooden box spring.

He sure showed her.

Ironically, she hasn't jumped on the bed since. And since we had some plywood from a roofing repair project, I can delay replacing the bed until I want to spend money.

MommyJ said...

Ha! I love reading stories with talkative kids.

Kazzy said...

The give and take in story-telling is the best part!

I spend my days with my 12 little monkeys and later come home to a house of.... ok, more monkeys!

kristi said...

LisAway....wow, your comment was so rude!!!!!

Rachel Sue said...

Is he three? He must be 3. That sounds so familiar.

Kimberly said...

I tried to tell Becca a story last night (a made up one), she interrupted and took over and made up her own. I love how their little minds work!

The Prices said...

HA! It takes all the patience in me to read to my kids.

Heather of the EO said...

PFFFFT.

I read this while sick and in bed, listening to my husband read to the boys in the other room. They're interrupting him every two seconds.

perfect timing :)

Rocketgirl said...

I can totally hear this in my head! If it wasn't for the fact that reading makes them geniuses, I'm give up trying to get an entire story out!

Stepper the Mighty said...

Oh my goodness. Oh - this makes me SO EXCITED for the next phase of MonkeyFishe's life! He doesn't ask questions, yet.

I'm sure I'll tire of it - but you have painted an entirely too charming picture, here.

I luff it!

Stephanie said...

Love it!!!! When we read "Sammy the Seal" over Thanksgiving, it was IMPERATIVE that we figure out which character was which member of your family on each page. I ate it up! Love that kid.