FFYF: Put Your Toys Away Edition

crocheted black bomb with smiley face on it

I could NOT resist this topic for my Fun For Your Friday submission this week. There was a bomb scare in Florida last September, and I forgot about it until just now. A stuffed toy horse was discovered just sitting out on the sidewalk (and apparently it had some wires and/or batteries that caused concern). A full bomb squad contingent was called to the scene, and they investigated. Eventually they decided to blow the thing up. As of the writing of this post, nothing untoward was found in the remains of the explosion.

It’s hard to avoid thinking though that some kid left that toy out. Can you imagine coming home from school only to learn that your toy horse has been destroyed by a bomb squad? Just think of the possible parental response: “See what happens when you don’t take care of your toys honey?”

If you were the parent of that child, would you admit to owning the toy?

Welcome to the January 28, 2011 edition of fun for your friday. Joanaa Tiger presents 15 Most Bizarre Laws That Are Still on the Books posted at Criminal Justice Degrees Guide.

Don Holsten presents Just For Fun » IZZITME? posted at IZZITME?.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Be Yourself? posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Mark Johnstone presents Funding A Masters Degree posted at Postgrad Blog, saying, “A little tongue in cheek (with some nice design) this post lists 7 creative ways to pay your way through university.”

EGB presents The Napping Window posted at The SAHMnambulist, saying, “The trials and tribulations of trying to get my 4 month old son to take a nap.”

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who might want to blow up a toy or two.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Amy T. February 20, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Oh my gosh this video reminds me of Sid Phillips in the first Toy Story, blowing up his toys with firecrackers. LOL!
    Amy T.´s last blog post ..Buzz Lightyear Toys

  • Anne-Marie @ Best Toys for Boys July 7, 2011, 4:32 am

    This post put a smile on my face – I’m forever struggling with my 8 year-old to put his toys away!
    Anne-Marie @ Best Toys for Boys´s last blog post ..Lego Taj Mahal Review

    • Amy LeForge July 7, 2011, 10:10 am


      Garage sales help! Hubby and I went through the boys’ toys with them and cleared out SO much stuff that they just don’t even use. I’m loving the clear floors and hoping it lasts for a while.