Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Playboys


We want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!
A quick, funny story:
The first Easter after we brought Chipmunk home, we took a picture of him with the bunny ears on and sent it to our agency's Moscow office. We just wanted to wish them Easter blessings and include a cute, updated photo of Chipmunk. We never thought anymore about it after that.
When we went to the Moscow office the next year, during Monkey's adoption, we were showing updated pictures of Chipmunk and several office workers kept referring to our little playboy. We figured there was some language barrier and just nodded and agreed with what they were saying. A few minutes later, the director walked us over to the board filled with childrens pictures and pointed out the Chipmunk's Easter picture from the previous year. She proudly said "Our playboy." Turns out, they had never heard of the Easter bunny in Moscow and their only association with people wearing bunny ears is Hu*gh Hef*ner's Playboy bunnies. That is what they thought Chipmunk was trying to be with the bunny ears on!! We quickly explained how the Easter bunny is an American tradition. We all laughed about it for awhile. And the office still jokingly refers to our boys as "their playboys". We make sure to send an updated playboy picture to them every Easter.

9 comments:

Christen & Frank said...

That's so funny!!

Hope you had a Happy Easter with the boys! Next year you'll have to find a third pair of bunny ears :)

Laura said...

Thats a great story!!!
Happy Easter.

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Oh my. To think what was going through their minds! Very cute pic of your playboys!

Troy and Rachel said...

The boys are adorable and I got a great laugh at work over your story! Thanks for sharing!

Becky and Keith said...

What great story - I got quite the giggle! :-) Happy belated Easter!

Adrienne and Jim said...

HILARIOUS! I never would have thought of that either. They are too cute!

Melissa said...

What a great story!!

Maria said...

Now that's pretty funny!! Yes, that was not only a language barrier, but a customs barrier.

Rachel said...

oooh, i love it!