Tuesday, 2 August 2011

It's totally tragic.

Mumbles died last week after a very tragic accident.  Holly was traumatised!

He had been with us for a number of years, was loved by both Jack and Holly and always made us smile with his funny ways.

That came to an abrupt end last week when the carer (Marion) accidentally sat on him and crushed him.  Holly was devastated and traumatised. The first I knew of this tragedy was when I came through and Holly was trying valiantly to bring him back to life.

But it was too late as his head had been crushed and was lolling on top of his body. She tried her very best but it was not to be. Mumbles was gonna mumble no more.

mumbles before his demise

You should have seen Holly's face. She looked so forlorn and sad that I burst out laughing! "So how did that happen?" I asked. "His head was under the sofa and when Marion sat down you just heard this almighty crack!" she mumbled (pardon the pun).  Then it was my turn to look bemused cos there is very little that you can get under my sofa as it is so low, least of all a penguin's head!

"So how did Mumbles get under there all by himself" I asked?" To which she just shook her head, all the while trying to put his head back on! "Well he didn't get there by himself and you were the last one touching him cos you took his batteries out for using on the Wii remote" I stated "so it must have been you who inadvertently got him trapped under there".

I stood there looking at her sternly, hands on hips and a wee tear trickled down her face and I said in a very evil voice "you toy murderer!!!" and laughed so hard I nearly peed myself. Meanwhile Holly is really crying now saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry but it wasn't me who sat on his head". Through my tears of mirth I managed to splutter "no but you got him stuck under the sofa so it is your fault" as she howled forlornly. Then to really drive it home I added "and how are you gonna explain to Jack that you killed his Mumbles?".

Now she was mortally wounded at this accusation and told me "I'd gone too far!" as I rolled around on the swirly chair, absolutely dying with laughter. The more devastated she looked the funnier it was and all I could think was "but it's a toy!".

Eventually I persuaded her to part with him and to put him in the bin cos he was beyond help. Really, truly he was.

For the rest of the week, every time I looked at her, I would crack up laughing and imitate a Happy Feet dance. My daughter was not amused.


  1. Oh you are a wicked woman. Love it.
    But poor Mumbles to end like that.

  2. Ahhh, poor Mumbles. Even in his death he's providing joy! I hope you are able to find a new Mumbles. This is bringing a smile to my face at his name, at the picture of you laughing hysterically, and at the picture of poor Mumbles with his little head caught in the sofa!

  3. As the saying goes that I like to use, "you were having entirely too much fun". Somehow I think Holly would agree with me. However if I had been there I am afraid Holly would have been mad at both of us. I mean "it was a toy". Have a great week.

  4. Oh you mean, mean Momma :giggle: The least you could've done was give him a proper burial :giggle:

    Poor Holly. Please give her our best and for pete's* sake try not to laugh :giggle:

    [*or should I say "mumble's sake" heehee]

  5. Oh you bad and evil wimman!!!!
    Sounds like something outta Toys Story!!!
    Please - if you have a PROPER, DECENT funeral for mumbles, can I come along?!?!?!?!?
    Awwww - c'mon - you owe me that at least!!!!

  6. Oh my, is it wrong to giggle about this over here? I love that---murderer. Ya gotta love it!!!

    So I am curious, is Mumbles going in the ground or down the toilet?!?

    Sorry--I couldn't resist. :)

  7. Hi there. I really liked Odie's comment that you were having far too much fun!!! Hee Hee - you are a very wicked mum. Poor Holly - I feel really sorry for her!! Poor Mumbles though. Gone but not forgotten, I'm sure!!! I can just imagine you falling about laughing, you naughty woman!!

  8. I just love your sense of humor. I would have laughed like you as well. And then I'd get called all kinds of names. We should be more sympathetic shouldn't we? Nah!!! Hugs.

  9. Mynx - I know being wicked is so much fun! Just a pity poor Mumbles had to die :(
    Shelly - LOL I know so so funny but yes poor Mumbles
    Odie - nice to know you would have been with me on this one Odie, it really was hilarious
    SkippyMom - if she had her way, we would have kept him, broken head and all!
    Julie - I'm afraid there was no time for a decent burial as the bin men were due that day so that's where he went, right outta a toy story movie for sure!
    Lizbeth - he went out with the rubbish just like the toys in the 3rd Toy Story movie lol
    Thisisme - I have a very warped sense of humour. It's what keeps me going :)
    Bouncin' Barb - I was too busy laughing to be sympathetic lol but she did get a hug after cos she was pretty upset about killing him. Tee hee hee

  10. I am afraid you and I treat our daughters in similar fashion. I too am a warped Mom who laughs at my daughters woes. Not the REAL ones but her woe is me ones!

    Giggles is right!



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