Some time over the years, we got a book for the kids.
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever.
It's been buried somewhere in the house, but recently came out of hiding.
Kelsey was reading it to Bree the other day, and I was listening...
Some of these Mother Goose stories are a LOT different then I remember them being, and some, well, some I've never heard of before. Some are kind of questionable!
Let me tell you about some...
*Little Boy Blue...You know that one right? Do you remember where Little Boy Blue was? He was under the haystack right? In this book its the hayCOCK. Have you ever heard of a haycock? I haven't. Where have I been? Hiding under a haycock apparently...
*Not sure the name of this one, but its about a bachelor. He goes to London to BUY a wife. Seriously? BUY a wife? He brought her home in a wheelbarrow...until it broke and she fell. Poor bought wife.
*Here is one about cats, let me just type it out for you...
There were once two cats of Kilkenny,
Each thought there was one cat too many;
So they fought and they fit,
and they scratched and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails
And the tips of their tails,
Instead of two cats, there weren't any.
Kinda morbid don'tcha think? A story about cats killing eachother? Sheesh.
*Of course there was 'Sing a song of Sixpence'...about baking blackbirds in a pie, and about a blackbird snipping off someones nose. Nice.
*There is one about Taffy the Welshman. He is a thief, sham, and a cheat. In the end, he got beaten on the head with a bone marrow bone while he was in bed.
*How about this one..
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Hmmmm is this a new TLC show? Sister Wives-ish anyone? LOL
Those are wacky kids stories for sure...They made me go hmmm...
QOTD: What was your favorite Mother Goose story as a kid?
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