It’s back to school time. Does your family have a MOM BOMB?

When I spotted this vanity license plate, I just knew there had to be a good story behind it. I posted the photo to our Facebook page, and sure enough I heard from the person I can only assume to be the dad-counterpart to the “MOM BOMB.” Here’s what he had to say:

MOM BOMB vanity license plateThe mom bomb is a minivan. It does all the mom stuff like football practice, field hockey, cub scouts, and grocery getter. The bomb part of this minivan is a little rust, peeling paint, a missing hubcap, and the little stick people family on the rear window. It’s not the coolest thing on four wheels but it does serve us well. Be careful when following this fine automobile because mom has two teenagers, a small child and an insensitive husband and may explode at anytime giving new meaning to the MOM BOMB. — Brian S.

We should all be so lucky as to have a MOM BOMB in our own family.


If you enjoyed this vanity license plate story, you’ll love the stories in our new book, “The Maine Plate: Maine Vanity License Plates and Their Meanings.” You’ll find photos of more than 250 Maine vanity license plates. Guess the meanings and read the stories behind these hilarious, unique and sometimes heartfelt personalized plates.