I know I have touched on a few of these in the past in my random thoughts posts. Let us take a closer look at nursery rhymes, children stories and songs.
Rock-a-Bye-Baby – This song is usually sung to a child to help them fall asleep. Why would a song about a baby falling out of a tree make a child sleepy? That would scare the crap out of some kid. Who is putting babies in trees is what I want to know. And somehow we accept this as a song to sing to our children. I don’t know which is more screwed up; the person who created the song or the people singing it to their kids.
Rub-a-dub-dub – I support homosexuality and stuff but what is this song about? Why would 3 grown men be bathing together? That is sending a strange message to kids.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Teaching kids that it is alright to break into someone’s house, eat their food and sleep in their bed.
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe – This old woman was obviously on welfare; single mom, lots of kids and no husband or father figure around.
Little Red Riding Hood – What mother would send their young daughter into the woods all by themselves? And why is grandma living all alone deep in the forest? The grandmother is sick, why wouldn’t they go pick her up and bring her back to their house?
Hansel & Gretel – Another tale about kids wandering through the woods. Where are the parents in these stories?
Jack & Jill – Seems like a harmless tale when you read it but at the end Jack splits his head open. I’m sure that’s what we should be telling our kids.
Humpty Dumpty – The truth is that Humpty committed suicide. It was not an accident. How could all the king’s horses put Humpty back together anyhow? Horses are not the best option for putting an egg back together, they have no hands. And how messed up is his name? It’s part Hump and part Dump.
Ring Around the Rosey – This song is actually about the black plague. WTF?!?
3 Little Pigs – Why couldn’t the wolf catch the two pigs that got their houses blown down? I’m assuming that wolves are faster than pigs.