Monday, September 20, 2010

Motherhood 101: What do you think of nursery rhymes?

We bought Andrea a nursery rhymes CD a few months ago. But it was only recently when we put the CD on the car stereo to entertain Andrea during short trips that I noticed that some are a little... violent :-/

Some of the rhymes I know from my own childhood (i.e. think Jack and Jill with Jack breaking his head). Some I know I've heard but was never really too familiar with the words. Well, Andrea's CD came with a song book so now I can review those rhymes in detail:

1. Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence
A pocketful of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie; (Janelle: eeeeew much???)

2. Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice (2x)
See how they run (2x)
They all ran after the farmer's wife
Who cut of their tails with a carving knife...

3. Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the pond and far away
Mother duck said "Quack! Quack! Quack!"
But only four little ducks came back.
(Janelle: Song continues until finally no little ducks came back... I'm wondering what to tell Andrea when she's old enough to ask whatever happened to the little ducks she likes so much)

4. Goosey, Goosey Gander
...There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers
So I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs (Janelle: need I say more?)


xingkit said...

the very reason why i only play children's gospel for maia ;-)

nicquee said...

I can relate! Re: what to tell Andrea when she asked, I'm glad Ayex is not asking, she just enjoys the music.

Do you have that John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt song in your cd? I hate that song because it startles Ayex and even me. Malakas tapos hihina until you can't hear it anymore tapos biglang lalakas uli!