Disclaimer: This is not me. But these ARE my new jammies!
Ode to My Sock Monkey Jammies
Made from a sock and a bit of red thread,
A sock monkey sat on my wee childhood bed
With large ears of brown and pointy cream feet,
And a cheerful red mouth which was ever so sweet.
But time came and went and I grew up fast,
My days of sock monkeys -- they all too soon passed.
Life filled with stresses, obligations galore,
Sock monkey, sock monkey -- he was no more.
Until December '07 -- at Target I shopped,
Looking for jammies when, "Wow!" My eyes popped!
Sock monkey jammies! Could it be real?
But at $24, they weren't a steal.
"They look a bit odd," my mother did say.
"I think so, too," and went on my way.
But dreams of those jammies flooded my mind.
How could I leave them? What else could I find
That could possibly bring back those feelings of old
And be toasty and warm in the winter so cold?
So back to the Target I drove at great speed.
I tried on two sizes to see what I'd need.
I looked at their faces...their eyes were so bright.
They would cheerfully keep me quite warm through the night!
Now I'll find my old monkey and display him for all!
He'll be happy to see me! He'll sit proud and tall!
No penguins or plaid prints or snowmen, you see...
My sock monkey jammies are perfect for me!