Happy Father's Day To My Monkey Boy

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

That's right..... I call my dad "Monkey Boy".

I originally wrote this several years ago, but thought it was time to share once again...


me and dad

 Several years ago our garage door opener was broken.  The very heavy door had to be opened and closed manually.   We had to wait for a part and dealing with the door was becoming a real pain for me.

My parents came for a 2-week visit.  Each time we went anywhere Dad handled the door.  It was so nice not having to do it myself.

One day I drove up to the garage door and Dad immediately jumped out to open it.  I said something like "look at him go, just like a little trained monkey."

Being a Flintstones fan, it reminded me of how Wilma would press a button and instead of gears and wires inside the appliance there was a little animal inside doing the work.

I called Dad my "little monkey" and for the rest of their visit whenever I pressed that useless button he would get out of the car and open the garage.

 Dad is helpful whenever he visits - carrying the groceries, doing the dishes, fixing things.


One day after carrying in some boxes Dad said to me

"It's nice having Monkey Boy around isn't it? "


He's been my Monkey Boy ever since.


 He's not only helpful....he's loving, generous, and very funny.  I am so blessed to have him!


monkey wrench

 Happy Father's Day Monkey Boy.  I LOVE YOU! 

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Sharon

Cute post and have a great Father's Day with Monkey Boy 

Jun 18, 2017 09:37 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon --- I remember The Flinstones well and when I happen to next see an episode I will think of you and your Monkey Boy err I mean your Dad.  

Jun 18, 2017 10:00 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

I hope any of you who are fathers are having a wonderful day today with your families! For those of you who have lost your dads, I'm sure there are some very special memories for you today.

I won't be seeing my dad today, but hope to spend some time with him this week.

Jun 18, 2017 11:24 AM #10
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Oh that reference to the Flinstones is hilarious. I forgot the animals in the appliances. Cute post. -Kasey

Jun 18, 2017 12:19 PM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

that's a good dad thing to do for sure, jump out and get the garage door for his daughter.

Jun 18, 2017 12:30 PM #12
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

What a great sense of humor he has, too!  And he sounds just like my dad...after any large gathering, Dad is up, cleaning up all the dishes, putting the food away.  I hope half his energy when I'm his age!

Jun 18, 2017 02:48 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- how cute is this. Happy Father's Day to your Monkey Boy! You are incredibly lucky. 

Jun 18, 2017 05:01 PM #14
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Sharon Tara ,

I love the photo of you two and love your endearing term of "Monkey Boy!" Happy Father's Day to your Monkey Boy!

Jun 18, 2017 07:03 PM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a wonderful Father!  That is funny that you call him Monkey Boy.  When I read the title, I was thinking why does she call my favorite monkey boy, haha.

Jun 19, 2017 08:42 AM #16
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

It's these sort of little things .. silly things ... that you miss the most when they are gone or away, Sharon Tara ... sounds like you will have a treasure-trove of great memories with your dad forever.  Create and enjoy as many as you can ..



Jun 19, 2017 08:45 AM #17
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I didn't see him for Father's Day but I did speak with him. He and mom will be coming next weekend for Jacinda's birthday party. I think they are going to spend a few days with me. I hope so.

Jun 19, 2017 09:37 AM #18
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

How sweet.  Loving memories, for sure.

Jun 19, 2017 10:55 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pamela Cendejas  I'm blessed and I know it!

Jun 19, 2017 01:44 PM #20
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sharon Tara - You have a very special bond with your loving dad. He's quite a Father and someone you look up to with affection. This is such a beautiful story!

God bless your father and every member of your family!

Jun 19, 2017 10:12 PM #21
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Patricia Feager  I can only imagine what it must have been like for my dad and his sister (she was only 2)l and his mother when my grandfather died. They had a very hard life. I'm very proud of how my dad turned out. He made a wonderful life for himself and for my family.

Thank you for your very kind words!

Jun 20, 2017 06:47 AM #22
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sharon - Dad's are great for those things especially for their daughters.  Hope he had a great day.

Jun 21, 2017 11:27 AM #23
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

The last fathers day I had with my dad was in 1974. I would give a million to have had more Sharon Tara 

Jun 21, 2017 04:14 PM #24
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Grant Schneider  I'm heading over to spend the day with him and Mom today.  There is a bunch of us getting together so it should be a fun day!

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,  How sad, I'm so sorry. I am so blessed to still have both my parents.

Jun 22, 2017 06:22 AM #25
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Great story and glad you still have him around to enjoy. Make the most of every minute.

Jun 22, 2017 08:00 AM #26
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  Thank you! I spent the day with Mom and Dad yesterday and they are spending a few days at my house next week. I'm enjoying what time I can with them both.

Jun 23, 2017 10:51 AM #27
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