Monday, June 29, 2009

Favorite Things -Monkey Shine

We found this little doll in the Rescue Mission store, and she fell in love with it right away. Sometimes there are things that your kids gravitate towards immediately -like a magnet to metal.

It feels so right.

It was meant to be.

We belong together.

She carried it around as we looked at recycled furniture (See how GREAT I made that sound! Actually, they have some really nice new stuff there too!), and through the book section -clearly the BEST place to find the classics! When it was time to go, I told her that we could not buy it today. And, with some hesitation, she took that castoff dolly, and shoved it in the bottom of a bin off stuffed animals so, "...nobody will take it when I am gone! So I can come back and take her!" At that moment I knew that dolly was for Monkey Shine. So two days later I went back and dug through the stuffys, and her strategy worked! There she was on the bottom of the bin! Best 50 cents I ever spent! Ever since, she and dolly (who -oddly enough has the SAME NAME! What are the chances of that! What a coincidence!) have been inseparable!
What in the world struck her so much about this doll I will never know.

She is a little less than clean.

She is very small.

She is not fancy in the least!

Maybe it is the hair.

Girls out there near my age (you will just have to guess since I will NEVER tell!), do you remember the Troll dolls? I never owned on, but when I was a kid, a friend showed me this thing that she did. She would twist the hair into a point, and smack the troll on the bottom if its feet. The hair would immediately fluff out of its point into a furry fringe.

Well this poor baby has troll hair.

I simply could not resist!
You take the hair in your hand...

Like this.

Then twist it until it makes a little point...

Like this!

Then you firmly SMACK the dolling down on her bottom!

(Which I can't show you a picture of because I am not that coordinated. I am so accident prone I might actually injure myself!)

And THIS is what happens!

Wait a minute...





AAACK! It looks JUST the same! I don't know why I even bother!

Monkey Shine's favorite things!

1 comment:

Kyla said...

wow, troll dolls...ugly...and somehow they attracted me (kind of like this doll for Noelle, no offense!). I actually collected trolls. I had trolls of every imaginable type, Easter & Halloween. Hippy ones, 'cute' ones & plain ones, of all sizes. Not sure why I liked them so much, just like Noelle's dolly :)