by Fierce Fun Toys, LLC
Broad A: I am in love – midlife love! When Norman PharEphant came today with his winsome smile, 8 different farts, an occasional “Sorry” or “Oops” I just melted into this 10” plush elephants gastric vocalizations. I had to put him up – way up – because Clem the Dachshund thought he was a play toy! NOT for you Clem, but certainly for my 8 year old grandson, Kai. Kai thinks that farting is just the best thing in the world!
Broad Z: Our whole household LOVES Norman PhartEphant and I have a funny story to tell about him after, so keep reading. Like you, I caught the dog trying to grab him. I wonder if he was going to fart and then use Norman as an excuse (no mom, it wasn’t me – the elephant did it).
Broad A: And even more impressive than Norman (although he is too sweet to beat) is the story of how Norman came to be.
Broad Z: I read that. It’s just an amazing story. Do tell A….
Broad A: Angela Larson, a respected Institutional Investor Wall Street executive got laid off. She and her husband had been thinking about having a “Norman” around – as Norman is based on a true elephant that had gas due to being moved from home to the U.S. – for her little boys. She put Norman into production and started Fierce Fun Toys, LLC, a company that raises money for charities AND produces Norman. What courage and motivation! How can you top this amazing story?
Broad Z: That’s actually heartwarming. Um, now I’m thinking that I’d better now tell my stupid story.
Broad A: Oh, go ahead “Z”, you’re dying to tell it.
Broad Z: Remember two weeks ago when I went to NY for the Blogger’s Brunch and the FloTV event?
Broad A: Of course. Although I wish you wouldn’t rub it in that you were in NY while I was freezing my butt off in SLC. At least I could have had some FUN.
Broad Z: Sorry A, maybe next time. Anyway, the airline LOST my luggage. Well, they sent it to JFK and I landed at LaGuardia. So I had to go to the lost luggage office. After taking all of my information, the woman at the desk asked me if there was anything that was particularly IDENTIFYING in my suitcase. She mentioned red shoes, etc.
I had brought Norman along for my son. So, I looked her straight in the eye and said “I’ve got an elephant that farts in my bag.” OMG “A” – you should have seen the look on her face. I had to explain what I meant, and she BURST OUT LAUGHING. She said, OH, we’ll have NO problem figuring out which one is yours.
Needless to say, about 13 hours after I landed, my suitcase arrived at the hotel. I called the girl at the baggage desk to thank her and she IMMEDIATELY knew who I was. She said that when they opened my bag, the guys couldn’t stop squeezing Norman’s tail to make him fart. I wonder if I would have gotten my bag sooner had there just been a pair of red shoes in there?
So, Norman helped me get my luggage.
Broad A: That’s too funny “Z.” I don’t laugh enough. My days are filled with work, grand kids, reviews, cleaning, etc. So when I put my hands around this adorable little guy and squeezed his tail, I burst into laughter. What joy! Don’t just buy Norman for yourself – or your kids – buy Norman for ANYONE who needs some joy in their life. Get one for your boss, your husband, your best friend – and enjoy that winsome little smile and – oops – that gassy moment~!
I just don’t know if I can give Norman away!!!!
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Norman gets the full 5 from both A & Z
You can purchase Norman PhartEphant from the Fierce Fun Toys website for under $25.00.
Thank you to Fierce Fun Toys for providing Broads A & Z with a Norman of their own for this review. We were in no way paid or compensated for our opinions.