Mother Goose…WTF!

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…

Jumping Joan

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

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.


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