Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Same old story, same old song and dance my friend.....

It's funny how times change, years go by....and yet some things stay the same.

Princess Petunia is soon to be 6. Her new favorite game to play is "Old Mary Mack".

"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack
All dressed in black, black, black
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back.
She asked her mother, mother, mother
For fifty cents, cents, cents
To see the elephant, elephant, elephant
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.
He jumped so high, high, high
He reached the sky, sky, sky
He never came back, back back
'Til the 4th of July, ly, ly!"

It completely got me thinking of another game we played that I don't quite remember all the words to:

"Down town baby, down by the rollercoaster, sweet sweet baby, never gonna let you go, just because I kissed you, doesn't mean I love you....shimmy shimmy coco puff, shimmy shimmy pow! Shimmy shimmy coco puff, shimmy shimmy pow!"

Which totally gets me thinking of playing Cats Cradle with some yarn...or Chinese Jump Rope.

See being a parent, you get to relive being a child all over again....

1 comment:

Suldog said...

3 - 6 - 9
The goose drank wine
The monkey chewed tobacco on the streetcar line
The line broke
The monkey got choked
And they all went to heaven in a little green boat.

I'm not really sure what game that was related to, but I sure do remember singing it when I was a kid during some activity or other, and it's never left me since :-)