This morning Maya & I were sitting on the floor, reading some books. She loves reading books, which I guess I can't complain about, but Weds. when she woke up from her nap I said "Guess what?! We have time to go outside and play before therapy!" and she started to cry, pointing at her bookshelf and signing "Want! Book! Book! Book! Want!". (We compromised and rushed through 2 books before going to the playground.)
We were reading a book called "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and other favorite bedtime rhymes" when we came across the gem below. First, look at how cute the page is, with the sweet little cartoon goose. He's smiling, climbing some stairs, wearing a bow . . . awwww.
Here are the words, in case you can't see them (in bold). Also, here is the side commentary that I said to Maya as we read (in italics).
Goosey, goosey, gander See the goose, Maya? A goose says "honk, honk"
Whither shall I wander? That doesn't rhyme.
Upstairs and downstairs,
And in my lady's chamber. Maybe that's the chamber door, right? Can you do "knock, knock" on
There I met an old man,
Who wouldn't say his prayers.
I took him by the left leg, (tapping) This is your left leg, Maya!
And threw him down the stairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dude.
Seriously, folks. There are about 17,000 "other favorite bedtime rhymes" out there. Dave alone makes up 2-4 rhymes on an average day. And somehow "Goosey, goosey, gander" was a must have in this compilation?
Although it did spice up story time for me, if I had been reading to anyone older it might send the wrong message . . . you know, like if someone doesn't do what you want, just grab them by the left leg and toss them down the stairs. Maybe the hidden lesson here is about right vs. left?
Goodnight all :)