We pause on this Memorial Day to thank the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. To you and your families, we give a heart felt thank you. Thank you for keeping us safe and upholding the freedom that we have. Thank you so we personally can be silly and creative.
It's been really rainy and chilly this spring and I hadn't seen a hide nor hair of a grasshopper. I thought that it was going to be a year without them. That is until I went for a walk with Mama Monkey after school yesterday. We walked through the forest to get to the field where Mama Monkey gathers some of her wild herbs.
The moment we stepped into the field, they attacked! There must have been over a million jumping from all directions. The air was filled with their creepy whizz-popping as they jumped and flew all over the field. I had some in my fuzz, and on my head, and one even almost jumped into my mouth as I was screaming. I ran home as fast as I could, leaving Mama Monkey behind. Once I got into the house, I hid under my covers until Mama Monkey came home. I'll be cautious of the field next time and there's no way Squirrelly, Cappy, or Coco Monkey will be able to talk me into going there for the rest of the summer.
There are exactly 17 days before my school ends for the summer. I can't wait! Apparently, several classmates of mine were celebrating early. We all know that too much candy can give you diarrhea, but it also can give you lots and lots of gas.
Mr. Howler tried to weed out the offenders, but it was just no use, there were too many of them! I just couldn't stand it anymore so I ran to the windows and opened all of them. Instead of getting in trouble, like I thought I would, Mr. Howler thanked me for having such a good idea. I'm thankful that the windows all opened!
Happy Mother's Day to all the great Moms out there, especially Mama Monkey!
We have three and a half weeks left of school. I can't wait. Everyone is getting restless too. Yesterday someone threw a stinkbomb in the hallway. It smelled so bad, that we had to evacuate the classrooms! Luckily, the classrooms have doors that lead to the outside so we didn't have to travel the nasty hallway.
I immediately thought that Little Ape was the one who did it. Imagine my surprise when I found out Squirrelly was the one who threw it! I couldn't believe it. Squirrelly isn't a bad monkey but he sure did a not so smart thing. Mr. Mandrill made Squirrelly help Mr. Howler clean up the mess (after the air cleared somewhat). Then Squirrelly had after school detention for the next week.
When I got home, I tried to avoid Mama Monkey. I didn't want her to know what Squirrelly had done. She found me hiding in my room and told me that she was disappointed in Squirrelly. But then she said that sometimes good kids do dumb things and everyone's allowed to make mistakes and the important thing is to learn from them. I'm really glad that she felt that way. I'll make sure I won't make the same mistake as Squirrelly.