You can call me Mrs. Jumbo

If you ever make fun of my kids, I’ll squash you like Dumbo’s Mom.

That’s my new motto.
Mrs. Jumbo, my new mascot

I just made the mistake of watching Dumbo with my children, and I firmly believe Mrs. Jumbo had every right to kick the shit out of those dorky kids. Mrs. Jumbo is my new hero.

Every time I have ever watched this movie I was so concerned for Dumbo that it didn’t occur to me the suffering Mrs. Jumbo was going through while in Elephant Jail.

I also don’t think I’ve watched this movie since I’ve had children. Big mistake.

For those who haven’t seen it in awhile (or ever) Dumbo the big eared kid gets teased by some jerk circus patrons and Mrs. Jumbo smacks them silly. She gets thrown in the clink and Dumbo is left to try and make sense of the world with no friends except a mouse named Timothy.

Once Mrs. Jumbo is incarcerated I can’t concentrate on the movie. All I can think about is Mrs. Jumbo,worried to death about what happened to her kid once they dragged her away. Is he being looked after? Does he have food? A warm blanket? Did anyone hug him and comfort him while he mother was being locked up?

Sweet God in heaven if I were Mrs. Jumbo I don’t know what I’d do. Knowing those other bitch elephants wouldn’t step in and care for my son. Leaving him out there, alone in the big circus world.

Can you imagine being torn from your children and locked away without any knowledge of their wellbeing or welfare? Maddening.

Ok. Enough.

I’ve never really been a collector of trinkets or things (shut up, my dear Kaiser husband…regular things don’t count) but I honestly think I may take more of an interest in anything with Mrs. Jumbo.

She deserves the recognition.

Mrs. Jumbo. I’m with ya’ sister in motherhood- in spirit and in ass size.

I also think she should be our new mascot. For all us “naptime activists” and mother’s with causes, Mrs. Jumbo shows we won’t take any shit and will fight if you mess with our kids.

We might have to do something about that homely pink hat she wears, but otherwise…Mrs. Jumbo rocks.

Comments

  1. That was oddly inspiring.

  2. Queen of Spain says:

    yeah, that’s pretty much me.

  3. You are the only woman I know who can find inspiration in a Disney movie. I bow to the Queen.

  4. Queen of Spain says:

    Dude (did I just say that…again?) I DARE you to watch that movie POST kids and NOT think about Mrs.Jumbo.

  5. LOL – you know, I don’t even know if I’ve ever seen that movie, but I have read the book and was always concerned about the sudden separation of Dumbo and his mom. I’m sure I would feel that much more now.

  6. I can’t watch that movie… it’s too sad. I am not all that sure about my kids watching it either. My 2 year old would probably have nightmares thinking that they are gonna throw her Mommy in the clink one of these days!

  7. I couldn’t watch that movie pre-mommy without crying. I’d probably hyperventilate now.

    Disney movies, the old ones anyway, are often real “thinkers” if you choose to analyze them, aren’t they?

  8. I’m with you all the way. I always thought what Mrs. Jumbo was perfectly natural. WE heard that story alot when we were kids and I read out the story to my kids too.

  9. She’s not homely, she’s just drawn that way.

  10. You reminded me that my daughter loved this movie when she was a youngster….20 years ago….and watched it over and over again. It was her favorite Disney movie until she found Cinderella! I think I can quote Cinderella by heart.

  11. I like that movie, but can no longer watch it without fits of crying when Dumbo visits his Mrs. Jumbo in jail, and she reaches her trunk through the bars and cradles him. The full impact of their separation hits me right then, and I can’t go any futher with the movie due to being a sobbing mess.

    I’m actually crying just remembering the scene. Damn pregnancy hormones.

    Yeah, Mrs. Jumbo is awesome, and she deserves the notice.

  12. Mrs. Jumbo, yeah. You pretty much rock, Queen.

  13. The “Baby Mine” song totally makes me cry

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