Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Burning Ladybugs . . . .


If you read my post yesterday, you saw an adorable picture of my son with a ladybug. You also read something a little disturbing that he said about ladybugs. If you missed it, here's what he said:

"Ladybug fly away, your house is on fire, your children will burn."

After I stopped laughing hysterically, I was all WTF??? Your children will burn??????

My son is sweet and adorable and completely without homicidal tendencies. Where the hell did he get this?

I was telling people at work yesterday what he said and joking that my mother-in-law (who watches Ayden when Jeremy and I are at work) is the one he got it from.

Which turns out, is totally freaking true.

No joke. Jeremy said that MIL heard it as a nursery rhyme when she was little.

Ummmmmmm, okaaaaaaaaaay.

But I looked it up on the interwebs and yeah, it's a nursery rhyme.

Here's how it really goes:

Ladybug! Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.
All except one,
And that's little Ann,
For she crept under
The frying pan

So yeah. It's a legit nursery rhyme. Except my son apparently took some artistic liberties and changed "children all gone" to "your children will burn".

Or he's 3 and didn't remember it correctly.

One of the two.

1 comment:

MAB Jewelry said...

It only makes logical sense that your children will burn. Why is the one kid hiding under the frying pan again? Seems like an odd choice.