We all read Mother Goose growing up. Right? Well I thought I did, but my Mother Goose book would tell me differently. I fondly remember the most recognizable rhymes, such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack be nimble, and The Muffin Man. What I didn’t realize is there were so many that I didn’t know or just don’t remember. Now that I’m reading them again, I think I understand why, I don’t remember them.
Let me start by saying, I wanted to start a daily ritual with Maggie and read her an old school Fairy tale or Mother Goose rhyme. Well. honestly they aren’t all worth reading. I decided to start with Mother Goose because I received the book as a gift. I began with Humpty Dumpty and Maggie loved it, actually I had a Humpty Dumpty doll and she loved that the most. I was so excited I decided to read another rhyme. Big mistake. Maggie was less than happy and I was confused. Here is the random rhyme I decided to read her…
Here I am,
Little Jumping Joan;
When nobody’s with me,
I’m all alone.
Seriously WTF? These rhymes can verge on depressing. I could be wrong, but here’s another one. You tell me if you don’t think its depressing.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty back together again.