Stunned By Their Mothering!

Me Ra Koh

The injured monkey has not come back to visit. And to put all our animal lovers at ease, we did notify the locals first thing. So they are keeping an eye out for him too.

But to our delight, we have FIVE mama monkeys in our backyard who swing through the trees every day with their babies holding on for dear life.

These mamas literally sit on the edges of branches, hundreds of feet in the air, and then jump, or better said FREE FALL, through the trees with their babies on their tummies. Then they huddle up and take turns throwing their babies to each other. The babies squeal, and I can’t tell if it’s a squeal of delight or sheer terror from looking down. But the best part, is the mamas catch the babies, plop them on their tummies and then pat their backs as if to burp the baby. Then they toss the baby to a different mama, and she does the same thing. When they’re ready to move to a new location, every mama grabs her own baby and they free fall all over again.

In the image below, you can see how light colored the babies are. They don’t even look real! If you look closely at the monkey above, you’ll see a baby in her lap too. πŸ™‚

I can literally be peeing on the toilet, in our outdoor bathroom, and watch all this unfold in front of me.

It’s crazy if you think about it!

And to all our nursing moms, you’ll really love this one. Sometimes while the mamas are free falling with their babies, the babies are NURSING at the same time!! Can you imagine the clamp they’ve got? Ouch!


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  1. Amazing…
    Thank you for taking us on your adventure! Every post, every photo is like being there with you…I am completely enjoying my trip to Thailand πŸ˜€

  2. The thought of free falling and nursing makes my nipples hurt! Looking forward to your next update πŸ™‚

  3. denise karis says:

    isnt that amazing? I’m convinced – when my son is five, we need to plan for a trip like this – I cant believe all the cool stuff you get to see!!!!

  4. Annie says:

    that is sooo cool!

  5. jeramy says:

    wow! you had me…right up until you were “peeing on the toilet.” wow. thanks me ra! πŸ™‚ ask sharon! πŸ™‚ LOL

  6. Pamela S. says:

    my husband is really into God’s two books, the one we all know & nature (we can all be students of this book, too!). How cool that you guys are so close to the natural world. i am really in awe at these pictures, me ra & brian. thanks for blessing us.

  7. Christina says:

    I want to come pee on that toilet LOL. Really cool girl!

  8. Liz says:

    Your pictures and stories are amazing! I admire you and Brian for taking this adventure. This truly has to be one of the most memorable things you have ever done. More safe and wonderful adventures to you in Thailand and I can’t wait to read about them. πŸ™‚

  9. Sarah Wolfe says:

    Me Ra,

    I’m amazed at your posts from Thailand and I wait with baited breath to live vicariously through you and your family as you experience this! How exciting!! Please keep posting- I love learning with you!

  10. Julie Watts says:

    I can’t agree more…I am so excited to get your posts in my email and love feeling like I’m experiencing the trip with you all. I can totally visualize you watching with a dropped jaw as those mamas toss those babies to each other! lol Amazing!

  11. Gretchen says:

    Me Ra, We could call you our own little Gladys Kravitz (Think Bewitched)!!!! You are sitting there on the potty-giving us an update on your neighbors. I love it! Keep it up Gladys- we are counting on you!

  12. Sue Christianson says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us. You need to send us a picture of that open air shower/bathroom so we can really visualize your experiences there! lol! I look forward to your posts about what is happening next. Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us.
    You’re the best!

  13. Becky says:

    Hey Me Ra, I’m a new follower, and aspiring photographer. I have been devouring your blog since a few days ago, and it’s really given me hope that I’d all but lost in light of recent events in my life. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. I hope to someday do the same for others!
    God bless,

  14. Sharon says:

    I have my computer back! Yahoo! I can see all the pictures!
    This is one of the coolest things ever! I do feel like I’m almost there with you! Except without the bugs!

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  16. Traci says:

    Enjoying from OH. I now know what folks meant when they told Scott & I they felt like they were with us in China by reading our blog. I feel like I’m with you and look forward to my daily dose of Thailand.

    Traci Smith

  17. hahahaha….I’m a nursing mama and that gave me quite the mental picture!
    I’m so glad for you that your family gets to have this amazing adventure. You and your children will talk about this for the rest of your lives!

  18. Insanely fabulous. I want a little orange baby now. πŸ˜‰
    Can’t wait for the next installment of “Monkeys take over MeRa’s”.

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