Monday, September 14, 2009

Where is Thumbkin?

Why is Thumbkin such a chicken?

Explanation: So, occasionally my wife sings the "Where is Thumbkin?" song for my daughter. As I haven't heard it in decades, I was naturally interested in how it goes. It turns out all of the fingers are wimps. Every time you find one, they just run away. What are we teaching our children about finger bravery? What are they to take from this? When the going gets tough, the ring finger gets running away? When push comes to shove, index finger runs away? When it's time to separate the men from the boys, middle finger... hehehe... middle finger. That always cracks me up.

3 comments:

Willie Y said...

Wait till you get into the " this little piggy went to market" thing. It's nut's.

pafatz said...

I agree with Willie. I can see the "all the way home" part, but does it really need to go "Wee, wee, wee"??? I mean, why not just scream out "Sissy toe, sissy toe"?

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