Friday, February 19, 2010

The Mad Hatter

I'll start this story by saying that I teach PreK for those who don't know.  Sometimes this leads me to some fun things that I otherwise would not find.  Recently, one of the little girls in my class wore a hat of her mom's to school because they couldn't find hers as they were trying to get out the door and on their way to school and work.  It was the cutest winter hat I have ever seen.  It was a sock monkey hat.  I decided that I'd really like to have one of my own, so when I got home from work, I looked online and found that there are a lot of options for sock monkey hats, including my favorite color -- pink!  You could also order matching mittens.  Since it is pretty darned cold outside in the winter at recess and bus time, I decided to just order some and be done with it.

That's all well and good, I'm sure you all are thinking.  I thought so, too.  Finally, Saturday morning, the package arrived in the mail.  Curiously, I peered into the package as I opened it.  There, in all it's bright pink glory it was!  I pulled it out and I have to say, I did not have any buyer's remorse.  It's darned cute and the height of PreK fashion. 

Apparently, it's not just the height of PreK fashion, either.  Bunny and Blueberry are obsessed with my hat and mittens.  They are usually pretty calm, but they were like wild dingos or wolves, circling me and my new stuff as I sat on the couch.  I didn't like the looks in their eyes.

Me:  Back off, girls!  It's mine!

Bunny:  (staring intently, not at me, but at the hat)  If you say so...

Blueberry:  (licking her chops as she nearly drools)  There's one of you and two of us!  We'll just see!

Me:  That's it!  I'm putting these up!

I got up and went to the kitchen to put the hat and mittens in my coat pockets.  The girls circled the table, eyeballing the mittens on the table as I stuffed the hat into my pocket.  After finally getting that done, I stuffed the mittens in the correct pockets, making sure I got them in there all the way.  Darned if the girls didn't keep stalking my coat for about five minutes before their instinct to nap took over.

I ordered them their own sock monkey collars which hopefully will satisfy them, but I'm not holding my breath.  I guess you just never know what things will become a hot fashion trend!

Going for walks could get very interesting around here!

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  1. What GREAT kholours AND a furry KHOOL hat!


  2. WAIT a MINUTE! did woo say "wild dingos"?? just what is wrong with a wild dingo or a WOLF (ie, sibe)?? You crazy Greys have your peeps think you're sooooo dignified so when the wild dingo comes out in you, it's like all heck has broken loose when REALLY the dingo has been wild in you all along!

    very cute hats... thinking of getting one now. so thanks a LOT. i need more stuff like i need a hole in the head.

    wild dingo (and her wolf/sibe and wacka-doo GS/FMD!)

  3. We think that hat looks pretty good on Bunny! Loving the colour.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  4. That is a way cool hat. I think that it looks stunning on Bunny. I hope the other humans appreciate how stylish your mom is.


  5. Such a cool hat!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  6. From this point on I shall always picture you in that pink monkey hat gal!Love the hat and the story as well! =)

  7. We love the hat too!

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  8. The girls know a cute hat when they see one! They thing ou are just holding out on them- no fair! LOL

  9. Oh, Bunny! That hat does indeed look cute on her, though! You may have to share.

  10. Oh are you going to Monkey Around with a new co-ordinated fashion trend??? I would love to see you all out and about wearing your Monkey Wear. Sooooo cute. Color perfect.

  11. It looks like that hat was made for her!

    Emma Rose

  12. Bunny and Blueberrys hat and mitten obsession - how very chic. Hot fashion trends don't register with W&D.

  13. Amazing how well their memory works when they want it to, no? :)

  14. I have an idea. When the girls's sock monkeys arrive, YOU wear them. Don't give them to Bunny and Blueberrry. ;)
    You're a Pre-K teacher? Let me start by saying I have the utmost respect for what you do. Question for you: If I sent you my book, would you like/mind/be willing to share with the class? I'd be very interested in some real-hu-child feedback. Here's the link for you to check out:
    Any answer will do :)

  15. Sounds like the pooches know their fashion!!

  16. Oh, you cruel woman!! Doesn't Bunny look fabulous in that hat? And cosywarm? How could you take it away from her? Go buy more hats immediately. You know the saying. 'If you don't have one for everyone ... !'

  17. I think Pink is Bunny's color. ;)

  18. Instinct to nap - that line cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh.

  19. How cute! Pink is definitely her color! *woo*

  20. pretty in pink
    lots of pibble slobbers and wiggle wags
    the houston pittie pack

  21. That is one cool hat! Our momma would love to have one of those, but unfortunately she would make us model it if they came in manly dog colors. Crossing our paws that Momma doesn't find that site you ordered them from!
    Land of Lincoln Labbies
    P.S. Bunny is very pretty in her hat!

  22. I am guessing we're both seeing the same movie when it's out! ^_^ Oh and Bunny is just painfully adorable! : D


  23. You are gorgeous. What a cute hat.


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