Monday, 7 September 2015

I pity the old lady who lived in a shoe

As a child, I used to think that the old lady who lived in a shoe must have had something like 15 children since the rhyme tells us "she had so many children she didn't know what to do". 

Now that I have my own brood, there are days when I believe she probably only had two or three. It can be enough to drive you to distraction when you live in a house. But living in a shoe, that must be fairly tough on you.

I don't condone her behaviour and I would never whip mine, soundly or otherwise, but there are times when I feel her despair.




Another thought. Given that she gave them broth without any bread, maybe she had them on a gluten free diet. They could have had allergies, ADHS or all sorts. Who knows?

Friday Frolics

8 comments:

  1. Haha yup, who would have ever thought we would be feeling a sisterhood with the Women in a Shoe...that's the messed up stuff being a parent does to you haha! #FridayFrolics

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  2. True, true. Mummys get a really bad rap in nursery rhymes. What was Mama Duck thinking sending the next four ducks over the hill? And don't get me started on the bed-jumping-monkeys' mother.

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    1. Social services would be paying the monkeys mother a call in real life. No way would a doctor pay house calls for the same accident day after day.

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  3. Haha! Yeah I always pictured about 30 kids, but you're right. It was probably one kid. On a macrobiotic, organic, gluten free diet. In a croc. #fridayfrolics

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    1. Ha ha, a croc! Vegans in a croc!

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  4. If she fed them more they might have been better behaved. Might! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

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    1. That could be it Claire. Low blood sugar could have been the issue :)

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