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@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
January 5, 2010 12:44pm CST
Happy birthday to you You live in a zoo You look like a monkey And you smell like one too Remember that from school? Well anyway, I was shopping last month and I found a little stuffed monkey that sings that when you squeeze it. So I got it. I thought it would make a great gag to put on top of my Dad's birthday present. Then Cary found it. He loves the silly thing. I'm afraid it's going to get worn out long before Dad's birthday. Maybe I should just let him keep it. Did you ever buy something and then have your kids hijack it and it never got used for the purpose intended?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jan 10
Hi Dawn, This refreshes my kinder and elementry days...please allow me to share my version of this happy birhtday song... happy birthday to you, you belong to the zoo when the turtles come to greet you happy birthday to you may monkey bless you elephant will guard you do not think of the danger happy birthday to you happy birthday to you you belong to heaven when the angels come to greet you happy birthday to you. May God bless you and saints will guard you do not think of the danger happy birthday to you! Just let Cary enjoy it and later share the story about the monkey stuff with your dad. i am confident your dad will even appreciate it-- that his grandson loves the stuff that you're suppose to give or surprise him. This always happen to us--some surprises being hijacked by our kids hehehehe. maybe to add twist to your dad's birthday you can teach cary my birthday song version it will make dad's day extra special.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Cary would like that!
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Jan 10
so, is he in the process of memorizing the lines? i hope i can hear your baby sing it. i know it will be cute and your baby will definitely entertain your family for rendering that song to your dad. cary will be the star of your dad's birthday!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 10
lol not yet. I have to get back to this discussion at a point in time when I'm home and he's around!
• Sri Lanka
6 Jan 10
is your dady a monkey,oh no!!!!!!!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
NO, he just looks like one!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
6 Jan 10
i REALLY DON'T REMEMBER THAT FROM SCHOOL but it sounds about right for what kids will say, lol. i think cary should get to keep the monkey. my kids use to do things like that & to be honest i have done the same thing to & had to go back & buy another gift.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Maybe they didn't have that song that long ago... (Dawn runs for cover) If Cary wants to keep the monkey, I'll just have to get grandpa another one!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 Jan 10
I hate that song, lol.. but sometimes whenever my family members sing it to me for fun, I laugh like crazy. I don't have kids so I can't answer that...but I've been known to hijack surprise gifts myself..and ending up buying others for the intended people, LOL..
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Aha, you're a rebel! :-)
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
And all along I thought I was the playful jock..
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 10
playful jock rebel?
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 10
Hey where is mine I want one please Will get me one but don't tell Gissi I will hide it from him
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
So I guess you'd be mad at me if I sent it to Gissi?
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 10
Yep because he would hide it from me and drag it around by the ears or Tail
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
And chew it up and drool on it...
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• United States
5 Jan 10
Hi, D! When it became really annoying was when it started to be things like shoes and clothes! Or the car. Otherwise, I just figured that's part of a kid's job, which, of course, is to remind parents not to even attempt to plan anything!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
Let's see, Dearra has to grow 2 more sizes before she can fit into my shoes. And she would have to gain a LOT of weight for the clothes to be in danger. Guess I could unpack some of my old stuff that I've outgrown though. It's not like I"m going to be wearing it any time soon!
• United States
5 Jan 10
She would probably like some of the old stuff you have packed away. You know things run in cycles and sometimes the older stuff is the better our kids like it.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
I have this little purple dress in mind for her when she's a bit older...
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Can you get another? Maybe you can take it to your dad's on his birthday, take cary with you and tell your dad that part of his gift is seeing how happy it has made Cary.....?
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
7 Jan 10
.....as long as your dad has a great sense of humor and won't get his feelings hurt by you not giving it to him....
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 10
Dad would be just fine with that...
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Jan 10
You could let him keep it or buy him another one! We go to a lot of children’s birthday parties and every time I buy a toy for a present my daughter will get to it and refuse to return until I threaten not to allow her to go to the party and she will reluctantly give the toy back before it is ruined. Many times we’ve had to go out and buy the same thing for her or never hear the end of it!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Jan 10
He'll probably get to keep it...
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
6 Jan 10
That sounds like a wonderful gift. Suggest to your son........."Since you like this so much, would you like to put your name on the gift card? Then when your grandpa sees it, you will get a hug." If he says no, go to the store and get another one. Now your Dad and your child can play together.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Good idea, I'll ask him!
@Stiletto (4584)
6 Jan 10
That sounds like a cute toy - no wonder it was hijacked. Yes that happened a few times with my daughter, especially when she got to her teenage years. Usually with shoes because we're the same size, but also bags. In fact nothing has really changed, my daughter is 29 now with her own family and certain pairs of my shoes seem to spend a lot of time at her place!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
I didn't have the same shoe size as my mom, so she got lucky. We'll see what happens when the girls get older!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I so remember this, dawn, but haven't heard it in years...literally! Yeah, my daughter tends to steal my hubby's gifts to him from others. Shirts mainly.. -grabs the monkey and runs madly around the room squeezing it-
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Happy birthday to you.... Better go and get my earplugs!
• United States
6 Jan 10
OMG..that would be the perfect gift for my bro. they never sell stuff like that around here.. well..since i only have cats.. but they do the same thing as far as taking stuff. i haven't even been able to use my new hamper yet as one is in it. and he looks so snuggly i haven't the heart to bump him from it lol
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
That's like Jason, he sometimes jumps in the laundry basket and sits, but mostly he just steals socks.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Dawn...oh yes, I do remember that one. LOL, and yes, I've bought things that to this day, my grown kids or my grandkids confiscate and not been able to use them as originally intended! Karen
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Probably if I were to "disappear' the monkey, Cary would never notice, but I guess I'll let him keep it! :-)
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hey dawn! I guess the well intentioned thoughts... I guess you will just have to find something else to put on Dad's present now! What else can you do? If Cary has already seen it and fallen in love, what other choice do you have? I guess you should have hide it better!lol Me, personally I hate monkeys with a passion! My boyfriend bought me two hugging monkeys for Valentines Day and I took one look at them and told him to take them back! I happen to hate monkeys! He looked at me and was shocked! He said there were other women who were waiting for him to put it down! Well, I said "You should have!" So, the next day he brought it back and got me a nice white teddy bear holding a big red heart! I told him after two year he should know that I love teddy bears! I think he knows now that monkeys are out!!!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
I'm a cat person myself. :-)
@much2say (38752)
• United States
5 Jan 10
Well, we shall see! My almost 5 year old daughter has been hijacking her little brother's (8 weeks) gifts! It's one thing that she wanted to open his gifts since of course he couldn't open them himself, but she has been stashing the goods in her room! Stuffed animals, a Leap Frog toy, blankets . . . she says she even wants some of his outfits! Good thing we didn't have a baby shower this time around . . . otherwise she would have thought it was HER birthday party or something - ha!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
Soon she won't WANT his toys!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I have a kid now that hijacks my makeup, my hair clips and anything else that I need to get ready in the morning..lol. I sang that to one of my girls once and now I get to hear it every year for my birthday.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
hehehe
@p1kef1sh (45642)
5 Jan 10
Monkey - Monkey in P1ke's chair
Like this photo?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
Naw, just a little brown monkey...
@savypat (20247)
• United States
5 Jan 10
Oh Intentions how fleeting they can become. I no longer worry to much about my expectation, life is just to short and I can't see the reason for all things so I just let it go. I have learned to fight for what I want only up to a point when obstacles keep showing up it's time to look for another way to go. Blessings
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
I like that...
@nannacroc (4049)
5 Jan 10
I didn't buy something but I did knit a sheep for a nativity scene and my youngest grandson took a liking to it and thought it was for throwing so the nativity scene only got one sheep instead of two.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
That must have been cute. My mother-in-law is constantly doing that with my kids when they see something they like...
• Australia
5 Jan 10
I suppose if I'd had daughters I would have had that happen, but I can't recall any incidences off hand. (I'm thankful I didn't have daughters. I couldn't have handled them) Could you get another one for your Dad?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
Funny, because I think the girls are going to be easier than Cary (as a teenager anyway). Yes, I probably can get another one! :-)