Sunday, December 27, 2009

Giant Sock Monkeys Times Three!

There's quite a story behind this post, so I'm going to backtrack a little. Laura had seen a new four foot sock monkey on ebay, and she mentioned this to her co-worker Michelle. Michelle is also addicted to sock monkeys, and Laura is her dealer of sorts. Last week, Laura ordered the sock monkey for Michelle after she enthusiastically gave the OK to go forward with the adoption.

Fast forward to Christmas Eve at the bank. Laura's head teller, Deb, brought in a gigantic wrapped present for her, and guess what was inside? It's the same sock monkey that Laura had found for Michelle on ebay! Apparently he was at our local Walmart as well. How Laura missed this at Walmart we'll never know. She normally has a very good radar for sock monkeys. Laura was giddy over having a third four foot sock monkey to add to her couch collection. She brought him home and proudly showed Mark, who didn't have much of a reaction. Hmm...

The reason why he didn't share in her excitement was because he also got her the same monkey at Walmart. He rode his "hog" (recumbent tricycle) all the way to the store to buy it for her. What a sight that must have been with the giant sock monkey in his storage basket! Laura said she is keeping them both because they are twins and can't be separated. The first twin "born" on Christmas Eve is Jarvis, and the second twin "born" on Christmas Day is Simon. His full name is Simon Key... SiMON KEY... get it? Mark said the other twin should have a mon name too, but the only thing Laura could think of was Damon which isn't a good monkey name in her opinion.

The day after Christmas, Michelle's ebay monkey arrived. Here he is before I liberated him from the plastic bag.

The twins have now become triplets! All of them are exactly one day apart. Here's the happy threesome posing on the couch.

Here are the silly boys mimicking the See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil monkeys.

The brothers meet Gunther.

How many giant sock monkeys does it take to fill up a couch? The answer is five. From left to right: Scarlet, Jarvis, Simon, Michelle's monk (name to be determined) and Gunther.

13 comments:

noah said...

Hi, Big Monkey!

Wow! We are so impressed at all the really big monkeys at your house! I told Mom we should get some of those giant economy size ones here, but she says if we did, we would have no place to sit.

Guess I will just have to enjoy watching what these big guys do on your blog...

Love, Noah

Big Monkey said...

Hi Noah,

Our couches are gradually being taken over by sock monkeys. Soon the humans won't have anywhere to sit...LOL! The twins have been relocated to a bedroom upstairs for the time being. We're going to need an addition to our house for all the new family members.

SoCk mONkEy QuEeN said...

I love those big sock monkey's... I recently obtain one myself.. my aunt and uncle gave me one. He is in the pictures I am going to post.

Big Monkey said...

Dear SoCk mONkEy QuEeN,

They are awesome monks, for sure! I'll check your blog for updates.

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

Do you happen to have any of the TAGS from the sock monkeys from WalMart? I saw one, and didn't pick it up .. when I went back, it was gone (and his 20 brothers! UGH!)

I've been searching and searching.... think the tag said MAXX.

Big Monkey said...

Dear JVC Scout Mom,

Yes, I do have the tag, and you are correct. His name is Maxx. There's a web site listed www.maxxthesockmonkey.com, but it's under construction. I tried to google Maxx, but I didn't find any giant sock monkeys for sale. There are some smaller Maxx monkeys available though. Good luck with your search!

Anonymous said...

were you get the giant sock monkeys because i been looking for months

Big Monkey said...

These boys came from Walmart, but I haven't seen them since the holidays. You might want to try ebay because I see them occasionally up for bid.

Anonymous said...

HI IM BOBBY , I ALSO AM A FOUR FOOT SOCK MONKEY, MY PARENTS LOVE ME , I HAVE MY OWN WARDROBE , MY OWN CREDIT CARD, DRIVERS LICENCES, LOGGING COMPANY, MONEY , THEY LOVE ME ALOT , GLAD TO SEE YOU GUYS HAVE A GOOD HUMAN ALSO, SEE YA AROUND , BOBBY

Big Monkey said...

Hi Bobby,

Do you have a Facebook page? If so, "friend" me. My profile name is Velike Ludorije. You sound like a swell dude.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am Diva Monkey, I to am a four foot sock monkey my mom found me at Cracker Barrle. She loves me.I go everywhere with her in the Jeep or sometimes we take the car. My mom makes the hand made sock monkeys so I have lots of friends that get addopted by others that love Sock monkeys.

Thanks for sharing your blog,
Tammy

Big Monkey said...

Hello Diva and Tammy,

Thanks for checking out my blog. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures in the Jeep sometime. Keep making those sock monkeys!

XOXO
Big Monkey

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Ihave a ton of sock monkeys!!