What’s The Bear Doing, Daddy?



Jerome writes:

I stopped in Boyle, Co. Roscommon yesterday with my family to get something to eat. There was a teddy, doing some sort of stationary backstroke in the Boyle River. Trying to come up with a satisfactory explanation for my little girl has been tricky, and seemingly endless.

Can you help?

Suggestions welcome below.

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26 thoughts on “What’s The Bear Doing, Daddy?

  1. mildred st. meadowlark

    He’s in training. I don’t know if you know this but his name is Francis and he has a lifetime wish to be the first bear to swim the river Nile without the aid of any flotation devices, and this includes armbands.

    He’s so close to achieving his dream. He likes to swim the rivers and canals round these parts for fun, and to catch up with the mice that live along the banks.

    He’s fond of a nice ginger nut, if he can get his hands on one.

        1. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

          Speaking of children’s books, a guy in work recommended I get the Rabbit & Bear book for my son.
          Now I’m no prude ( I AM a total prude ) but….
          The rabbit eats it’s own poo in it.
          I KNOW that happens in real life but so does rape and murder and I don’t expect to see that in a kid’s book.
          Anyway the little fella thought it was gas so what do I know :)

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Never heard of it. Though I have read a big person book by the same author.
            I would be well on for any book that mentions poo, even eating it. Poos are hilarious.

        2. Brother Barnabas

          A wonderful children’s book I’d heartily recommend, ‘The Best Things To Drink Are The Sink’, Kids LOOOOVE it.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I can’t find that book: is that the right title?
            I’m trying to get BabyAndy into books: no interest. SIGH.

          2. bertie "The Inexplicable Pleasure" blenkinsop

            You can’t go wrong with the Mr Men and Little Miss books.

          3. Brother Barnabas

            I haven’t quite finished it yet. You’;ll be the first to know. It’ll be followed with “Your Daddy’s Actually A Homosexual, But That’s Okay!”

          4. Brother Barnabas

            ah, i wrote the title wrong – it’s The Best Things To Drink Are Under The Sink

    1. Cian

      No, no it was the monster under the bed – the one that eats children that don’t do as they are told.

  2. Murtles

    It’s a well known fact that Boyle people hate Bears of all sorts and the colour purple. This type of cruelty has been going on for a long time but has never been highlighted (except for a small article in the Irish Times in 2003 that time Barney got lynched at that opening of the Hall). Well done Broadsheet on bringing this story to light.

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