Monkey King #1: I tried out the makeup on myself before Silas’ party, so I would be able to get it right and do it quickly when it was time for the big event.
Monkey King #2: My stepdad, Gary, agreed to be “the Monkey King” for Silas’ China party. I’ll post more about that later. Silas was alternately fascinated, terrified, delighted, and disturbed. He cried a lot, but has asked pretty much daily whether the MK will return…
Monkey King #3: I told Silas that I had face paint. He demanded a turn as the MK. He greatly enjoyed it, giving us completely bizarre “clues” and saying, “I’m going to steal all your peaches!”
I couldn’t get the mirror away from him. He walked around staring into it for probably 20 minutes.