Monday, December 20, 2010

Maddie and Izzie Turn THREE!

First off, today is officially Maddie and Izzie's birthday. They had a celebration on Saturday and they get a second one tomorrow, today is nothing special planned, but they are enjoying some leftover cake right now.

While they were eating cake, I was in the kitchen cleaning up and humming, "Three Blind Mice." Izzie asked what song I was singing. So I sang the words. Their eyes got really big. Izzie said, "We don't run with knives!" Maddie said, "We don't chop up people!" Then they both said, "That lady needs to go on the naughty list AND timeout." I never really broke the song down in a three year old's perspective, but it is sort of horrible isn't it? When I told them that the lady was chasing them because they mice were eating the vegetables in her garden, they told me that you don't chase and chop someone up when you are angry. All I could do was agree with them! They really are thinking and paying so much attention these days!

For those who don't know Three Blind Mice it goes as follows:

Three Blind Mice, Three Blind Mice,
See how they run, See how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who chopped off their tails with a carving knife,
Have you ever seen such a thing in your life,
As Three Blind Mice.

There are a lot of nursery rhymes out there that really make you wonder, what were they thinking when they made that up? Anyway... Happy Birthday to Maddie and Izzie.

1 comment:

SheilaI said...

HI Amanda!
Most nursery rhymes where about th eFrench or English court and ways for them to gossip. People had little nicknames and they are what are used in the rhymes. Sometimes it's about other things, it was a way to hep the kids remember about stuf fsuch as"Ring a-round the Rosie" is about the black plague. There's a Frech rhyme I loved as a child and we translated it in highschool. COme to find out you are plucking the goose and it's pretty grousium. I was not impressed. I hope you had a great party one and a wonderful party 2!
-Sheila