Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


Ok, so this is probably anything but a normal Tackle It Tuesday; however it is the greatest thing I have tackled in a while......
....The Monkey Backpack.....


I mastered the task of taking three children to the zoo today, as some of you are probably thinking that in itself is a task worth mastering. Even more devistating that 3 screaming kids, all wanting to see their favorite animal or whatever else tickled their fancy; was the dreaded Monkey Backpack. See Alivia is at this age, where she doesn't want to ride in the stroller. She wants to walk, so I paid $20 for this Monkey Backpack. Boy does she love the Monkey Backpack. She thinks it's her purse and puts all her stuff in it.....however, she will not wear it. It's one of those backpacks that has the long tail so that I can then hook the tail on my hand and she can walk without getting to far away. Great, Great, Great invention. However, the inventor never met my Alivia:) She thinks that if the Monkey is on her back he can't see. After hours of trying to reason with a 3 year old, that the Monkey didn't need to see, I gave up. However, today I knew there was no way I could keep up with her and the other two while they were frantically trying to find their favorite animals. I spent the 1 1/2 hr drive to the zoo, talking up the Monkey Backpack. How lucky her little Monkey was that she was going to carry him on her back through the zoo........IT WORKED.......


As you can see from the pictures below, Alivia (in the purple shirt) has on the Monkey Backpack. Mission accomplished. It just took me 4months, playing nanny to my aunt's children, and $150 to go to the zoo. I have to say it was the best $150 I ever spent!!! Monk Monk (as Alivia calls her monkey) found his way home.... safe and sound on Alivia's back (picture in the bottom left hand corner:).Photobucket

1 comment:

Anglia said...

How brave you are to have taken them all to the zoo, I bet they had a great time! I'm so glad Monk Monk found his place on her back I'm sure it made the day go by a lot better! Definitely a tackle well worth it! Anglia from http://motheringmadesimple.today.com/