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Nursery Rhymes and Children's stories - Ever notice that some are disturbing?

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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Last week I was reading my one year old niece her Three Little Pigs book.  At the end of the story, it read "and the big bad wolf fell into a pot of boiling water and died", Then it shows the three little pigs pointing and laughing at the wolf in the pot of boiling water.  My sister said her next door neighbour purchased the same book for her kids and when she got to the last page, she threw the book in the garbage.  My sister kept her book. 

When you think about it a lot of children's nursery rhymes are quite disturbing, but no child that I ever was ever emotionally scarred from reading them or having them read to them.

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

 

Post a disturbing nursery rhyme that you've come across.

 

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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diaperstodating
by Queen25Princes on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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I used to work at a daycare, yes I noticed nursery rhymes are disturbing.
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by Queen25Princes on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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KymberleeAnn
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down

And broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after”


I believe you are familiar with this one. In this rhyme, Jack fell down and “broke his crown” (which basically means severely injured his head – I suppose this can possibly be deadly) after he and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Soon afterwards, he goes home only to endure terrible pain when he “went to bed and bound his head with vinegar and brown paper”. Oh, it doesn’t stop there. Jill gave an evil grin when she saw Jack’s silly paper plaster. Unfortunately, their mother saw this smirk and got really angry and whipped her quite soundly for the whole incident.








KymberleeAnn
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM

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SunFlower700
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Tish_Hughes
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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 A lot of them are pretty dark. I was talking about this some months back in NC or Confessions. It's weird.

Dana267
by Platinum Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Yes----very disturbing.
amberklo
by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Yes they are creepyI know its not a Nursery Rhymes but the ring around a rosey song creeps me out!!!Google what that song reqlly means
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misssy2000
by Gold Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Yes, that is why I do the Christian ones.

THey are all positive. My kids dont even know the ones they teach in school, when kids say them they look at them like they are nutty. lol

KayLundy3
by Member on Dec. 19, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Oh yeah.. my dd came home singing three blind mice the other day.. I thought to myself damn... She cut off their tails with a carving knife? Or the old woman who lived in a shoe who beat all her children before bed for no reason lol.
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