When I was a kid I thought it would be really cool to have a monkey for a pet. Of course this was based more on Disney movies and cute little Chimps dressed up as people than it was any actual real experience with monkeys.
I never got my pet monkey,
but I did get a monkey for a son.
Which actually comes in handy when you need to get something out of a tree, or in this case when my clothes line came off it's wheel.
I made the mistake of grumbling about my out of service clothes line in front of my monkey son.
A few minutes later I looked out the window to see my child doing his mother a favor.
He couldn't get the wire unwedged and back on the track...while maintining his precarious position. I told him to please come down and not to worry about it.
Even without a functioning clothes line it is pretty cool to have a monkey for a son.