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To only leave the house under cover of darkness for the rest of my life?

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LiegeAndLief Fri 24-May-13 20:32:15

Bit of background (this is very relevant, as will become clear). Many years ago, in the seventies, my grandpa bought a giant stuffed toy lion that he called Jimmy Savile. About five years ago we inherited it and it lives in ds's bedroom. The dc have always known this lion as Jimmy Savile so, although it seems a bit sinister having JS lurking in ds's bedroom, we still call it that.

They have a game they like to play with it which they call the Jimmy Savile game (can you see where this is going?).

Yesterday was sunny and we were out in the garden. We're on a corner plot and back onto about six other gardens, which had plenty of neighbours in them. The dc were bickering and I was trying to get them to do something together so I could make the tea in peace.

The scene is set.

Dd said "ds, let's play the Jimmy Savile game."

"Oh yes," I responded brightly and probably quite loudly, "why don't you both go up to ds's bedroom and play the Jimmy Savile game?".

Then we went inside.

Then I realised why I could never look any of the neighbours in the eye again.

And in the course of writing this, the horrible realisation has struck me that dd could cheerfully be telling everyone at preschool about how she loves to play the Jimmy Savile game.

How do I go about renaming the sodding lion?!

Samnella Fri 24-May-13 20:34:35

grin grin

How about you suggest he needs a name change and get them to pik a name each and put them together.

Samnella Fri 24-May-13 20:35:04

I meant pick blush

TheHerringScreams Fri 24-May-13 20:38:10


I am going to laugh the whole evening away at this.


Sorry, I WILL stop eventually.

Midlifecrisisarefun Fri 24-May-13 20:38:28

No suggestions but grin
<awaits thread from mner about her neighbours children>

Joiningthegang Fri 24-May-13 20:41:33

Brilliant x

SoleSource Fri 24-May-13 20:43:50

The lion needs to die at the recycling plant.

TheHerringScreams Fri 24-May-13 21:01:21

On a more practical level, tell them that you call people by their first name only. You don't call them DS Surname and DD Surname after all. So you can say that calling him Jimmy might be better.

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Fri 24-May-13 22:25:54

Put a bow in it's mane and call it Jenny.


A transvestite lion is a vast improvement.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 24-May-13 22:31:00


EleanorHandbasket Fri 24-May-13 22:33:53

What exactly is the jimmy Saville game that you play with this stuffed animal?

<hard stare>

<phones rspcsa>

toastandmarmiterocks Fri 24-May-13 22:35:08

Ha! Ha! How about a nice game

squoosh Fri 24-May-13 22:35:31

grin grin grin

Thank you for making me guffaw!

toastandmarmiterocks Fri 24-May-13 22:36:18

Oo, hand slipped and pressed send too soon!

I was going to suggest a nice new game of monopoly or something...

TheChaoGoesMu Fri 24-May-13 22:40:08

Nooooo! Thats hilarious. You need to change the name. Jenny is a good suggestion.

LiegeAndLief Fri 24-May-13 23:08:33

It's not going to get any better if I tell you that they ride Jimmy Savile around the house is it... (That is basically the game).

namechangeofshame Fri 24-May-13 23:15:09

Have you a pre prepared statement for when the social gives you a call?

Oh very dear.

Bearbehind Fri 24-May-13 23:19:44

No advice but this really has made me LOL grin

justaboutalittlefrazzled Fri 24-May-13 23:20:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

drinkyourmilk Fri 24-May-13 23:34:50

I've just woken my poor sick OH with my guffawing.

bumpertobumper Fri 24-May-13 23:54:57

I just woke my sleeping OH with the chuckles too.grin
there was a sleepy "what are you laughing at? what have I done?"

my suggestion is that you should get the kids to play the jimmy savile game outside where you will be seen and heard by as many neighbors possible...

he he he

onenutshortofasnickers Sat 25-May-13 00:24:09

this has made my day grin thank you- i will need the tena now!! blush

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Sat 25-May-13 06:53:34

Oh dear grin

Beautifulbabyboy Sat 25-May-13 20:06:29

That is so funny! That has made me laugh so much. Thank you!!!!

BabetteAteOatmeal Sat 25-May-13 20:13:23

I am laughing so much at this. Rang and told my DH who thinks it's the funniest thing he has heard since the thread about things children told their teachers.

I love Mumsnet.

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