Thursday, December 30, 2010

This little piggy went to, um, um...

I'm not going to pretend that James and I are super parents, but i'll admit that we are pretty good ones! Maybe we are just naturals, OR (and i think it's this one) maybe we just lucked out and got an easy going kiddos that just makes us look good. Either way, i'm not complaining.

BUT i will admit there is one area that James and I are lacking in: nursery rhymes.

We have no idea the words to most nursery rhymes and kid songs. I sing "You are my sunshine" because i best know the words to that -- but it was until recently that i realized i was singing it in the wrong tune.

I mostly sing Top 40 to River -- edited versions of course. And James sings what ever pops into his head. The other day he was singing him the theme song to "Two and a Half Men." and yes, that song only has two words.

So i admit that we struggle in this area, but i didn't realize until this morning that James' struggle was much worse than mine until he asked me this:

"What did the first little piggy do again?"

Apparently James forgot that the first piggy went to the market! He's been telling River that the piggy went to the mall or to town -- depending on the day.

ReRe: How do you not know the words to "This little piggy?!"

James: Flog me, pull me out in the streets and flog me and tell the world that i don't know the words to "This little piggy."

Well, i'm telling the world -- the flogging will come later.


Anonymous said...

This is so funny. My best advise is buy a book. After having five kis and numerous grandchildren I know every nursery rhyme there is; however, because I am getting old I sometimes forget the words. I, like James, make them up. They never know and it makes them just as happy. One of Katherine's favorite songs is "I am cowboy baby". Gotta love kid rock. But she does her booty dance and sticks her fingers in the back of her pants, and sometimes she goes and puts on her cowboy boots and easter hat.

Love it.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm calling Mother Goose on you two.

not so zen momma said...

I'm another Top 40 mom. West jamz to Baby by Bieber.

Van is a little more retro - he is currently obsessed with knowing the words to Beat It and Bad.

Anonymous said...

Well. Shoot. I wish I'd known and I could have sent nursery rhymes. But I would have missed this!
Be sure to video the flogging, please:)

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! I've got the same problem. We were at my sister's this weekend and she seems to know every fun kid song there is, complete with motions! I was like, whoa. I've got nothin' compared to this. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is about as good as I've got. I find myself singing Beatles or Beach Boys songs to Paige. Anyway, she suggested typing "baby songs" in to You Tube. Supposedly there's tons of good stuff there. I'm on my way to You Tube right now...