Wednesday, October 6, 2010

He does have a point

The boys were in bed on their way to sleep.  I was singing to them as I do when it's my turn to put them to bed at night.

There was an old lady who swallowed a goat! 
She opened her throat and swallowed a goat.
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

Midway through the song, Big Dog raises his hand to speak.
"Yes?" I ask, expecting a request for water or a trip to the bathroom or a general complaint about my choice of song.
"It really wasn't a good idea for that lady to swallow the fly," he says.
"True.  It wasn't."
"And she didn't make it any better by swallowing all those other animals. She should know better. Really, it all just ends badly."
Slightly stunned, I didn't know if I should keep on singing or just end there.

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