Thursday, May 30, 2013

We've Got Legs

Can I just say that watching a tadpole grow legs is really fun?

David named him "Tom, Tom the Piper's Son" which is probably a good indicator of the amount of Beatrix Potter audio books we've been listening to in the car--this particular name comes from the The Tale of Pigling Bland--they sing it in the audio book version....I have no idea if it's in the actual book or not.  I do know that the version they sing in the book is an incorrect though commonly sung version of this nursery rhyme:

Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig, and away did run;
The pig was eat
And Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying 
Down the street.

Pigling Bland Version (to the best of my child-ruined memory):

Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig, and away did run;
And all the tune that he could play,
Was over the hills and far away.

Clearly I'm putting all of my previous education to good use here--I think everyone would agree that motherhood makes you smarter in a tremendous variety of ways, although none that anyone commonly awards degrees in.  Although I suppose knowledge of obscure nursery rhymes with an emphasis in tadpole development could make for an interesting course of study...........


  1. Good shot of that tadpole. I remember the rhyme the way you first wrote it. I never heard it the second way.

  2. nursery rhymes with an emphasis on tadpole development - too bad there aren't degree programs like that! Students would be more interested in learning and would exit college with knowledge about things that they can actually use in real life, and not just at paying jobs.


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