The annual Christmas pageant: adorable kids in a play about the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. The epitome of innocence and purity—except for the blow-up sex doll sheep that came with the child size “shepherd” costume this mom purchased from Amazon.
I cannot stop laughing help pic.twitter.com/3uh5Q2yu9G
— Liz Belsky (@lizbelsky) December 7, 2018
Helen Cox, psychology student and mother of Alfie, 5, bought her son the costume to wear in his school nativity play. It was listed on Amazon as “Labreeze kids boys brown shepherd costume inflatable sheep nativity fancy dress outfit.” There really doesn’t seem to be anything “fancy” about the costume so they must be referring to the sheep, because she does look fancy. (Also, it doesn’t look like Alfie is wearing the actual costume in those pictures, because that is definitely a bathrobe and a towel on his head.)
The costume came and Cox opened it up and put the contents into another bag, with her son’s name on it, to bring to school on the day of the play. She didn’t bother inflating the sheep that came with the robe, since they could easily do that at school.
So she was confused when the school asked her to take the toy back, until she blew it up and noticed it had a big ol’ hole right there in the butt. It also has a bright red nose, a bow, and noticeable eyelashes (I guess that makes it a lady sheep?).
Alfie, being five, doesn’t know what the hole is for, so Cox reportedly told him it was for the sheep’s toilet paper, which is hilarious.
Cox told The Sun, “He’s probably in his room right now stuffing Lego in the hole.” She added, “I just can’t believe it. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! How am I going to explain this to his teachers?”
So now the only problem is that Alfie wants to keep the inflatable sheep, and Cox can’t really think of a reason she can give him as to why she doesn’t want him to.
“I told him, ‘you can’t have this sheep Alfie’ but he kept asking why so I had to make up a reason.” she said. “I told him it didn’t look like a proper sheep because it had a mustache, red lipstick and a bow on its head, but he still wanted to play with it. I couldn’t think of any more reasons why not.”
But she came with an idea to pull the wool over his eyes (SORRY). She’s going to say that the Elf on the Shelf took it. That’s right, the ol’ “blame it on the Elf” trick. [Side note: this kid is going to hate that elf.]
The listing has since been removed, an Amazon spokesperson told The Sun. And I checked, and indeed it has, so this will hopefully not happen to any other people who don’t want their sons or daughters to get attached to, um, fancy sheep.