Like many of you, I grew up chanting rhymes. Now that I’m reading them to Kai, I've taken a closer look at the lyrics on the printed page. The melodies are always soothing but the lyrics can be downright hilarious while others are a bit disturbing. Check this one out:
Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen;
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.
Hmmmm….are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Or this classic lullaby is just a little creepy:
Rock a bye baby, on the tree top
When the wind blows, the craddle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all
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Rhymes as Depressing for Children