It’s Monday morning, and I thought I’d do something different this by writing a post for all the little ones out there. Enjoy!
Meet Mr. Tookay! He lived in our jungle house. Have you ever seen a Gecko? Mr. Tookay kind of looks like a Gecko except he is like a GIGANTICA Gecko! He has green, scaly skin with blue spots that almost glow in the dark. And check out his webbed feet! Aren’t those feet cool!
When it gets dark outside, Mr. Tookay crawls out from his hiding place and hangs from the ceiling in our bathroom. You see, our bathroom was outside not inside! Yep, when we went pee in the middle of the night we’d have big, GIGANTICA Tookay’s above our heads, and sometimes a crazy bat would fly by too. There were also two owls that would say “Whooo-Whoooo” all night long, until the wild cats went “RAAAAAAR!” I guess the owls knew who the “Whoooo” was and decided to keep it zipped for the rest of the night.
But wait! We can’t forget about those marching ants! You always had to check the toilet for ants before you sat down. Yuck! They’d line up in a straight line, one right in front of the other, and march all around your toilet and sink. It looked like someone drew a long, squiggly line all over the toilet, until you got a little closer and realized it was those rascally marching ants again! Who wants to sit on an ant when you go potty! But the funny thing is that when you sat on the ants, you’d end up squishing them!
You have to be kind of brave to get up and go potty at night when you live in the jungle. To tell you the truth, I’m a bit of a scaredy cat. So I would try to hold it all night if I had to go. But my little girl, Pascaline, was SUPER brave. She’s nine years old—a big third grader. She wants to be a photographer who takes pictures of tigers to save them. I can see her doing a job like that because of how brave she is at night!
That girl gets up every night to go potty at the same time. She was never scared of walking in the dark to find the bathroom. Can you believe that? Sometimes there were even bats hanging above her head, chewing on big seeds, making a mess all over our floor.
Someday, if you go to the jungles in Thailand, pray that you’ve got a Tookay in your bathroom! You’ll know it if you do because you’ll either see one or hear them. They get real loud and squeal “TOOOO-KAAAAAAAY! TOOOOO-KAAAAAAAY!” They are the BEST!
They will eat up all the flying ants for you. Why is this so cool? Well, you can take a shower and not worry about any flying ants bugging you because the Tookay’s are eating them up for you. Tookay’s are your friend. And I promised Mr. Tookay that if he kept an eye out for flying ants, I would show all the kids how handsome he is with his blue spots. You see, Mr. Tookay thinks he is very handsome. What do you think?