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Nursery Rhyme Refresher

By Richie Ann Ashcraft
"That's not how it goes," said my sister-in-law. "What goes?" "Paddy Cake. It goes: Mark it with an S for Soren and me!" said as she pats his little hands together. "Oh." "Once upon a time," I start as Soren settles down for a nap. "There were three little pigs..." "Who were brothers I think..." "And then there was a wolf and the pigs needed to build some houses to keep the things out." "So one built it out of mud. And the wolf came along and huffed and puffed and blew his house down. The pig ran to his brother's house and said 'let me in let me in' and he did." "Then the wolf blew his house down 'cuz it was made of sticks," and they ran to the other brother's house and said "let me in let me in." "Then the wolf huffed and puffed but couldn't blow the house down cuz it was made of bricks. So the wolf climbed the roof." Wait, was that Little Red Riding Hood? 'Cuz there's a wolf in that story too. There's a lot of wolves in these nursery rhymes, I think to myself. "So the wolf climbs in the chimney but the pigs had started a fire and cooked a pig pot of soup. And the wolf fell in and got cooked! The end." "Hey Richie..." Loverhubby asks, "How's Jack and Jill go?" Do they have such a thing as Nursery Rhymes for Dummies?

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