Here We Come…

Two years before Jojo was even born, I bought The Monkees: Season 1 on DVD.

I loved watching The Monkees TV show on Nickelodeon when I was a child, and I even went to their reunion tour in 1986.

So I’m nostalgically pleased to see Jojo follow in my footsteps in his developing Monkees enthusiasm.

He sings the songs all day long, usually approximating the lyrics. But he is quite persistent.

His favorite Monkee is Peter. He doesn’t like Mickey because his head is big (his words). He also had an oddly specific reason he didn’t like Davey as well; maybe something to do with the eyebrows? Mike is his second favorite.


When we planned to go to Hoi An, Vietnam, a place famous for it’s tailors, I originally thought of having some Indiana Jones clothes made for Jojo. But when the Monkees fascination came on strong, I knew what needed to be done.

Monkees Outfit

Everything is too big, but Jojo has his “custom made” Monkees shirt, pants, and boots. I hope they are as big a hit on the playground as he wants them to be.

I think it is more likely that none of the other kids will know what Monkees clothes are.

But that doesn’t stop him from assigning roles in play scenarios. Jojo always gets to be Peter.

6 Responses

  1. Cathy
    Cathy January 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    Wow. He looks just like Peter except more handsome!

  2. Nancy M.
    Nancy M. January 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm |

    Hey, Hey, I think it looks great, but I think you’re right the odds of any other kids knowing what clothes those are are slim to none. I think he looks way groovy!

  3. Kathleen
    Kathleen January 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm |

    I really dig his look! Especially the shoes, but my goodness he looks so old in that outfit. Cute though…

    The Monkees used to be one of my favorite shows when I was 10/11. It was oddly funny and nostalgic of a time that I never grew up in (how weird is that?). My mom used to tell us about them from when she was growing up.

    My favorite was Mike, since he reminded me of one of my best uncles. I also thought Mickey’s head was too big and he had a weird mouth. Davy was too small, but he was cute.

  4. jengd
    jengd January 8, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    VERY cool, VERY cute, and VERY groovy!

  5. Naomi
    Naomi January 9, 2010 at 11:05 pm |

    Oh, I love it! Did you get one for Deeds, too?! I want one for Jasper… I have the complete Monkees series on VHS. Seriously. All the tapes are in a box that looks like a sixties wood cabinet TV set. I liked Wool Hat (Mike) the best. His songs from Head are amazing. The band I used to manage actually covered one. Tell JoJo I have a big crush on him!

  6. Sarah @ Queen Mommy
    Sarah @ Queen Mommy January 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm |

    This post alone has sealed the love I have for you Candice. lol I also own the Monkees on DVD. I demand a Monkee party at BlogHer! I’ll bring popcorn.

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