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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Franklin

A monster has moved into our house. He is purple and on occasion, he has green spots. We found him, while looking for monsters under little man’s bed last week. Once we discovered that he was a friendly monster, we invited him to stay. We asked him what his name was and since he didn’t have one yet, we named him Franklin. Franklin likes his new name.


Franklin keeps all other monsters and “bad” guys, out of our house, because they are all afraid of him. He protects our house while we are gone and while we sleep at night.

At night, Franklin takes turn’s sleeping on the top bunk of little man’s bed and on the floor, next to little lady’s bed. We take turns letting Franklin sleep with one of our stuffed animals. Going to bed with a monster is so much fun. I have to kiss Franklin every night or he cries.


Franklin doesn’t let bad dreams into our house and if they do try to come in, he chases them out the window. We haven’t had any bad dreams since Franklin moved in.

In the mornings, he cuddles with us. Franklin loves to cuddle…and he loves watching Dora. Just great.


Franklin eats with us and he eats a lot. He eats food that we cannot see but he always makes a mess. Franklin wants to eat our food too, so we eat our food really fast so that he can’t get it. Sometimes, I forget that Franklin is sitting in my chair at the table and the little people laugh at me because I am sitting on Franklin’s lap. I kind of like sitting on Franklin’s lap.

Franklin is big. He doesn’t like to brush his hair but he loves to brush his teeth. Franklin loves taking baths because he loves bubbles. We have to tell Franklin to not eat the soap.


Franklin likes to jump on our beds. He also likes to hide from us, so we play hide and seek with him. Franklin loves to look at books with us, but his most favorite is when we make up stories for him.

Franklin loves music, just like us. He also likes to dance. His favorite song to dance to, is Twist and Shout by Little Richard. I danced to that song with Franklin last night and he said I was a good dancer.


I have asked Franklin if he could at least help with the laundry and some of the cleaning but the little people inform me, that Franklin is too busy for that kind of stuff…that he has important stuff to do. Hello?

It is amazing how much longer little people can play in their bedrooms, with their toys, when Franklin is playing with them. With Franklin helping, the toys get picked up so much faster.


Sometimes, Franklin gets a little wild and crazy, so I have to make him sit on the red stool, in time away. It’s a wonder, how a purple monster sitting on a stool, in time away, can get two little people to behave, in such a short time…it’s almost like magic.

We have so much fun with Franklin. Every day, we discover new things about him…like today, I learned that when Franklin is sad, he gets covered in green spots…the spots go away, when he is happy once again, which is usually really fast. I think we will be adopting Franklin.

31 comments:

Dave said...

Every house needs a Franklin monster. Even to just keep the bad at bay. But how wonderful that Franklin remembers to brush his teeth. The Franklin here does the opposite. He spends hours on hair, and neglects teeth.
He does a great job in keeping the bad monsters contained most days.
So I guess he stays!

Great post! As always

David

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, how I wish I had a Franklin back in the day....SO sweet. You are doing such a great job with those little people...Franklin approves.

Jan said...

Oh, I could use a Franklin myself - and I don't even have little people any more! Just a big ol' teenager.

I really, really liked this.

MilesPerHour said...

How much does he charge? My rottweiler is geting older so if a Franklin is cheaper I may get one of those instead of another dog.

Riahli said...

What a great idea.

My son has started talking about monsters, we might need to see if Franklin has any unemployed friends...

The Incredible Woody said...

I love Franklin!!

queenofphrump said...

I read this to Snoball when I found her crying in her bed late last night. She giggled and enjoyed it very much. Between this and The Love Bucket we are really benefiting from you this year already!

You are such a great mom!

CaJoh said...

That is a great story. Looking forward to hearing more about the adventures of Franklyn.

Thanks for following me,

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE Franklin! When my children were small, we had monster spray. And Charlie. Charlie was a little dinasaur with a HUGE personality. He was also my hand. (grin) They'd talk to Charlie when they would not tell me a thing. I always listened in. It gave a whole new meaning to "talk to the hand." (grin)

Midlife Mama said...

Oooh you need to write a children's book about Franklin.

Can Franklin come over and play at my house?

Great post. :)

SciFi Dad said...

My daughter has an imaginary friend, Deedee from the Doodlebops.

Interestingly, Deedee does things that are "borderline" between OK and not OK, and my daughter chastises her for it, but then double checks with me for my opinion.

In short, Deedee is her canary in the coal mine.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Franklin sounds like a lot of fun. When I was a young girl, I had two imaginary playmates. Their names were Wodo and Toady. I drove my family crazy with them. Of course, I don't remember it but my brother and sisters do.

If Franklin wants to vacation in Florida. He's got a place here. Wait! Did you say he's too busy to clean?

Brittany Danielle said...

I LOVE THIS! ohhh mom you're soo fun! I wish aidyn was there to enjoy Franklin. Can his cousin come visit us!

We still miss you more each day!

love you
Britt

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I would love to have a Franklin at our house. I agree, he would make for a great children's book!

D'Arcy said...

I'd like to have lunch with Franklin. He sounds like good company!

Kathryn Magendie said...

This would make a wonderful children's book! I love it -- this would be something I'd read to a child... *smiling*

(and thank you for reading woman inside out - *smiling*)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

When my daughter was around 4-5, my Bible disappeared. A week later I found it under her bed. She said she put it there to scare the monsters away. Now why didn't I think of that?

Tricia said...

I LOVE your Franklin. What a wonderful, creative adventure you and your little people have going on.

Bina said...

That is the sweetest thing! I LOVE this story! You are such a gret mom!

I've missed reading you.

Stepping Thru said...

I love Franklin. We had Johnny and Tiger. They went everywhere with us. Now we have "Monster Spray" to get rid of any vagrant monsters. I made a cover for a can of room freshener and we keep it handy. Works wonderfully.
I had "Jane" who lived in my house and caused all kinds of trouble for me and then when I was 6 my parents got me real live "Janie". She was a lot more fun.

Midlife Slices said...

Could Franklin come over and play with my little ones? Please????

You are a fabulous story teller and you should be putting all this talent into children's books. Seriously.

Midlife Slices said...

I left my comment before I read the ones already here. How much alike are MM and I???? LOL

btw, that's pretty scary.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Checking on you - if I remember right, it is physical pain you mean from your coment? is the pain bad today? I can relate to physical pain...I have lower back and nerve pain from the lower back stuff -- most the time you live with it, but some times it's so agravating and intrusive!

so....big hug out to you...

and if I'm wrong about that - well, big hug for any other kinds of pain!

Crazy Charm said...

I liked the comment you left over at Snow White's place. I read some of your most recent posts and am so moved! I can't wait to read more!

~Crazy Charm :)

Swampy said...

Who knew you might be considering AnodeMan...aka: Franklin.

MGM said...

Never had a "Franklin" per say. But when I was a kid I had an imaginary friend named "Dorky." Yeah...I was tryin' to say "Dorthy" but it didn't come out right. I'm 37 and still haven't lived that down.

Fragrant Liar said...

Hey, at least he brushes his teeth.

thistle said...

I wonder is franklin could help me turn my hopeless life around? Does he do respite?

Lovely post, but i think we may need to see a picture of Franklin so we can recognize him if he drops by in the future ;)

Kathryn Magendie said...

Another black coffee drinker ...yes! (from your comment on my blog)....

gram. said...

great story my friend.......

Krystal said...

can i borrow franklin for a bit? he seems like alot of fun!