What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Bean's a Teen (Not Quite)

Last night, we had just returned home from going out to eat. I saw two teenage girls in swimsuit tops and shorts walking down the sidewalk. As they got closer, they saw The Bean and came running towards him. They literally jumped on him saying his name over and over while they hugged him. It was two girls from his class from earlier this year. He hadn't seen them since September, and they were obviously happy to see him. That made me happy too.
Until. They left.
That's when I noticed he had two big wet round circles on his chest from their wet swimsuit tops. And the, er, newly acquired body parts inside the swimsuit tops. Boobs!
Oh, Lord.
I am so not ready for this.


  1. Oh Shara, your post made me laugh! You are so in for the ride of your life so fasten your seat belt and just sit back and let it happen! LOL! I'm sure Bean LOVED the attention, not to mention the wet swimsuit top stains on his shirt! LOL! Oh, this just brings back memories of about 13 years ago when my son was just entering the exciting years of teen-dom! LOL! Have fun darlin'!


  2. Boobs are very inimidating...I can imagine this will be quite an adventure...I'm sure you will make it through it with flying colors!

  3. LOL! That about made me pee my pants. You'll do just fine dealing with puberty. You've got a good guy there. :)


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