Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mother Whit (AKA Nursery Rhymes according to Whitney)

Oh, I've been debating how to bring up the events in Boston briefly (we know brief is not my strong suit.)  It just feels so sad and unnecessary.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. I can't help but thinking, we are all human beings. We must learn to treat each other humanely. Please! My children have to grow up in this world still. I want it to be as safe a possible, that's all.

Okay, so, I was all ready to post some classic Mother Goose for you today.  In fact, I was daydreaming about being on a picnic with my children, in a meadow, wearing bonnets, and eating strawberries and while we read Mother Goose.

But my daydream was interrupted-- there was yelling and pouting and general upheaval...and I started to think of some nursery rhymes of my own, some that are a little more 'true to life' if you will.

So now you're getting a hybrid post, my take on the nursery rhymes but art from the actual rhymes. (A happy medium, yes?) Here you go...

 (James Marshall's Peter Peter)

Rainy, what a picky eater
there's no meal her mom can feed her!
But if the she sees the ice cream out
"Can I have seconds?" Rainy shouts!

(Tasha Tudor's Humpty Dumpty)

Cuteness-rootness climbed on the wall,
Cuteness-rootness had a great fall.
10 princess bandaids and hugs without end,
helped all her boo-boos quickly to mend.

(Axel Scheffler's Rub-a-dub-dub)

Rub-a-dub-dub,
three girls in the tub
and who do you think they be?
The yeller, the licker, the bathwater kicker
And one giant mess left for me!

(Frederick Richardson's Wee Willie Winkie)

Lil' Lassie Lilac
runs through our home.
Upstairs, downstairs,
with a giant groan.
Rifling through the laundry,
glancing at the clock,
"I know that I'll be late for school
if I can't find a sock!"

(Mary Engelbreit's Molly, My Sister)

Cuteness, my sister, and I fell out
And what do you think it was all about?
She yelled for Dora and I for Woody.
And that is the reason we can't watch TV.

Sorry if those were totally odd, but thinking them up was pretty fun! I want to get the girls involved and come up with a few more about the whole family!

AND while I'm talking about making nursery rhymes a family event, did anyone see Vanessa's most brilliant idea in comments yesterday?  She thought it would be fun to make a photo-version of mother goose with your own kids acting the parts!

Do you love that? I LOVE IT-- I think a calendar would be adorable too...we make one ever year anyway!  You could use traditional ones, or your own fractured versions like I showed today! How fun would that be?

Happy reading!
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