Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nursery Rhyme Humor

I didn't do many nursery rhymes with either of my girls when they were younger despite the fact that I have several beautiful nursery rhyme books.  Part of it is probably due to the fact that my mom held on to the book of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes that I cherished as a child and part of it is due to the fact that I learned the meanings behind many of the rhymes through my studies of history.

Ring Around the Rosie was one of my favorite rhymes as a child, but it now conjures thoughts of the Black Plague.  Not exactly the most cheerful little ditty is it?

A cherished favorite that was passed on to my girls with some minor revisions was This Little Piggie.  Sometimes he went to Target, sometimes he had to stay home and do laundry, sometimes the little one would be very distraught and other times he'd yell "Yippie!" all the way home.  But I can't think about the last little piggie any more without thinking he's a total spaz.  Why, you ask?  Take a look for yourself:

I'm really liking that the piggie has a name, too.  Every time I watch this I can't help but laugh. It's nice to know that the money we're paying for car insurance with Geico is entertaining us on some level, although I think I'd like a lower insurance bill even better.

1 comment:

  1. I saw this for the first time today on TV before seeing this post...I LOVED the commercial...HA!!


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