The only problem was this: at the end of the morning Monkey Joe himself showed up. Well, a guy dressed as Monkey Joe. Apparently – because my sister and I were in a scrapbooking store and didn’t actually witness this portion of the morning – the children attempted to actually climb inside the walls to get away from the large, scary, plushy Monkey man.
So this makes me wonder – what made adults think that dressing as a large plushy cartoon would be enjoyable to small children? Who came up with this idea? Why do we still do it, when children try to meld with their parents’ body parts every time one shows up? Why?
Also – why do we then wonder about those same children requiring counseling? Just a question – as a future parent. 🙂