As we all know, kids have impressionable little minds. The minute we bring them to a play date or they start preschool they begin to adapt other behaviors that they might have seen or heard someone else do. That being said, while reading the kids books this morning I started to question the children’s literature that is in this house.
Seems pretty innocent enough, right?
I don’t even want my kids to know the word fat. I am nervous enough every time I am in an elevator and someone walks in. You never know what is going to come out of their mouths!
Oh good…with this one we show spitting AND the tongue out!
Potty talk is the most hilarious thing to a kid and the most annoying thing to an adult. I really want to read the word that I am putting them in time out all day for saying!
I then decided to open up one of their nursery rhyme books. Apparently anyone is allowed to write and publish a children’s book.
The fact that they named him “Willie Winkie” and that he is wearing a nightgown is weird enough. But how about the fact that the little pervert is running around town tapping on windows looking for little children?
First off, can we please call it a Kitty Cat! Don’t know if the word Pussy needs to be repeated 6 times in any book, let alone a children’t book. Besides the story line being dumb and pointless, I think the author meant to say, “what did you do there,” instead of “what did you there?” Um…proofread much?
I don’t even know the meaning of this one so how am I supposed to explain to Reese at bedtime why people are putting a bunch of live birds in a pie and then cooking it? Then, they survive and just start singing instead of pecking the hell out of who tried to bake them?
This one is brilliant. I can picture the author going to bed upset that he couldn’t think of just one more logical thing for Sally to “go round” and then springing up at 2am…”I got it, I got it! Sally will go round the chimney pots!!!” Nice!
Ladybug, Ladybug, ok, off to a cute start. Fly away home…that’s sweet, maybe it’s time to have a family dinner or something. OH…your house is on fire and your children are all gone? Don’t worry though Ladybug, your favorite daughter Ann did survive the giant explosion so hopefully the two of you can build a new life together. Hope the rest of the family had life insurance!
Do any of YOUR children’s books drive you nuts? If so, please share.