Tid Bit’s class at school has sort of a mascot. His name is Mambo the Monkey.
Mambo is a friendly guy. Because of his great personality, for families who are willing, he makes his rounds through the class for a visit with each student for a few days. We were able to show Mambo some good Southern hospitality over this past weekend, and we even put him to work today learning a new skill.
While with us over the weekend, Mambo had the chance to head up into the mountains to enjoy the autumn colors from a little higher altitude. He got a little crazy and climbed a tree at one point… lucky for us was within our reach to help him down. He sat very patiently with Tid Bit to roast marshmallows (which was really amazing because the monkey can get a little out of hand,) but we all thought it best that he not be around when all the kids were helping to build the roasting fire initially.
He really was amazingly calm at bedtime and stayed with Tid Bit cuddled up most of the night. I think he fell out of the bed a couple of times, but he never seemed to lose the smile on his face because of it.
Since monkeys are so known for loving bananas, Tid Bit thought we should do a banana oriented activity to really invest in the interests of our house guest. What a good little host, that Tid Bit. So anyhow, today we made a big batch of my most favorite banana bread of all times to share with Mambo, as well as with all of Tid Bit’s class.
We’ve been documenting the visit of our furry new friend over the past several days…I thought you might like to see a peek of this little rascal. He really has been delightful to have around, and Tid Bit has been an excellent host. I am glad to see some of our efforts to train him in being hospitable are paying off.
Mambo, you can monkey around with us again anytime!