My youngest boy loves his plush toys.
But I’m not talking about your typical teddy bear or rabbit. Hell no.
He’d have the whole cast of Star Wars 1,2,3,4,5,6 in plush if he had access to my credit card.
The reason for this story is that my boy’s favourite toy is this bomb.
The character is “Bob-omb” from the Super Mario video game, but my boy calls him “Bombie”.
It’s kind of cute and kind of weird.
He loves his Bombie. He loves it so much that he insists on taking it everywhere, and I’m CONSTANTLY SHOUTING at him…
“WHERE’D YOU PUT YOUR BOMB?? I TOLD YOU TO PUT IT IN THE BAG SO YOU DON’T FORGET IT!!”
“WILL YOU QUIT JUMPING AROUND OR THAT BOMB OF YOURS WILL FALL ON THE GROUND!!”
Obviously, this is so politically incorrect or socially sensitive or SOMETHING and it’s super annoying while out and about.
Can you imagine if we lost it in a shopping centre and I’m speaking to the lost and found people, trying to describe the toy without using the “B” word?
“Yeah it’s shaped like a bomb. BUT IT’S NOT A BOMB! It is. But it’s a TOY one. With legs! And big eyes!”
The upshot of this is, Little Bombie has to stay on his bed – in his room – forever haha!