Monday's Mommy Moment: Beware of the Shark!


Who would have thought a simple shark head on a pole would provide years of entertainment?   Yes, you heard me right--years.

In 2006, my husband bought a shark snapper toy on our honeymoon in Hawaii.  (For those of you who are still unsure what it does, there's a lever at the end of the pole that makes the shark snap--a great device for tormenting unsuspected souls.)  My husband, at the time, claimed he was buying the toy as a souvenir for his six year-old nephew, but as the snapping shark head often peaked around the shower curtain while I was rinsing my hair, I soon learned it was my husband's new toy.

He had fun tormenting me during the rest of our honeymoon, but I was smart.  I knew where the shark toy was packed, and once I unpacked it, I hid it--in a secret place not to be disclosed--(just in case my nosy husband is reading this.)  From this point forward, I now have control of the shark snapper, and from time to time, (usually once or twice a year) he will come out to pay my husband a visit in the shower.  (Hey, my husband's the creative one...I'm just the copycat.)

This weekend, I surprised my husband by showing Lil' Lewie how to pull the lever and use the shark.  Now, I wasn't the one bothering Daddy...instead, I had a partner in crime...  Oh, and it was so much fun!


  1. Wow, it sounds like our husbands would get along really well!

  2. Okay that is too funny! That's totally something my hubby would do too, and I love that you got little Lewie to do it too! Here's to many more years of the Shark Attack in the Shower!

  3. That's hilarious! That so sounds like something my husband would do! Lewie is so cute playing with the shark snapper toy!

  4. We have the same toy! Got it on vacation probably 6 or 7 years ago. His name is Bitey and he does the same thing. Just pops up from time to time, and we just showed him to Pie.

    This made me laugh so hard that someone else has a shark!

  5. Lewie is so stinking cute!! thanks for posting. Hilarious!


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