So, here's the latest rage in Central Florida - monkeys as pets/pseudo-children. According to the Orlando Sentinel, they're called "Monkids."
You can dress them up in fancy clothes, get their ears pierced, let them sit at the dinner table, take them Trick or Treating, and set them up with their own rooms, complete with all the best Pottery Barn accessories.
Giving them a slight edge over their human counterparts, Monkids can be kept in a cage when you go out for the evening, rather than having to pay the outrageous costs of a babysitter.
photos courtesy of Sew Simply Monkey: "Fashions for the well-dressed Simian."