Let me start by saying for those of you who are put off by the overuse of capitalization to express strong feelings, you are going to have to excuse me, because this calls for a lot of ALL CAPS!
To the person who is considering having a live monkey at a 7 yr. old birthday party: May I ask, HAVE YOU READ THE CURIOUS GEORGE BOOKS?! The little fella dismantles traffic signals or something similarly mischievous in EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. Do you really need this with a house full small children?
Secondly, HAVE YOU SEEN THE MONKEYS AT THE ZOO?! There is a reason they keep those critters behind the glass. I mean, they have been know to play with and actually fling their, you know ... waste....products.
Since you have a 7 yr. old, then maybe you are familiar with a toddler's propensity to experiment with the same behavior. Those of us who have lived through that nightmare can tell you that while, with the passing of time, we can look back and laugh, it certainly isn't the kind of FUN! you want to bring to a party, if you know what I mean.
And, DO I EVEN NEED TO MENTION THE MONKEY POX?! Do you really want to be responsible for infecting a bunch of second graders with this mysterious plague?
All I am saying is, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS SANITARY AND ORDERLY DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INVITE A LIVE MONKEY TO A 7 YR. OLD'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!
I believe it is not a stretch to say if you do, your traffic signals may be at great risk.