I'm in trouble with pre-school...

(177 Posts)

"can I have a word?"

Dreaded words to come from your child's teacher at any time, let alone 3 weeks into the first term of preschool!

"your dd told us today that we weren't singing Mary had a little lamb the right way today."

"erm... Ok?"

"yes... She wanted to know what happened to the bit where she cooks the lamb..."

"oops"

So now I'm trying to stop myself from singing the corrupt versions of nursery rhymes. I don't really want to be responsible for small children going home crying that MiniBeard said Mary ate her lamb with mint sauce!

OddGoldBoots Sun 23-Sep-12 15:02:07

Oh goodness, we're the staff trying to hide their giggles? grin

grin

DD told me that you have to sing "Row row row your boat" properly.

"Theres no crocodile mummy and we arent allowed to scream!"

opps grin

Little bit!

I've been laughing my head off every time I think about it grin

No crocodile?!? shock

januaryjojo Sun 23-Sep-12 15:06:16

Thats brilliant! grin

totally the sort of thing I'd do, I also don't actually remember the correct versions!

Pagwatch Sun 23-Sep-12 15:07:23

My dds reception teacher once giggled all the way through asking me to reinforce the message to DD that goosing teacher is not the best way to show your admiration.

Nice one pag

I'd never have kept a straight face!

Georgie porgy pudding and pie
Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came put to play
He kissed them too coz he was gay

grin

DP and I are in stitches at that georgie porgy one! Brilliant!!

Theas18 Sun 23-Sep-12 15:12:30

Mary had a little lamb, she also had mint sauce ....

theas that's the one I'm in trouble for!

SecretNutellaFix Sun 23-Sep-12 15:15:33

Mary had a little lamb
She hit it on the head.
Now it goes to school with her
Between two bits of bread.

Hey diddle diddle
The cat did a piddle
All over the kitchen mat
The little dog laughed to see such fun
That he piddled all over the cat

perfectstorm Sun 23-Sep-12 15:16:40

Our preschool taught ME the crocodile part!

Hopefully he won't be teaching anyone the version of Postman Pat we sing in this house, though. Not sure preschool would like it.

Shoshe Sun 23-Sep-12 15:17:04

Hey Diddle Diddle the cat had a piddle
All over the bathroom floor
The little dog laughed to see such fun
The Cat piddled some more

Taught by DH, to the mindee who kept having accidents.

He was much more popular than me with the children!

Mary had a little lamb
She thought it rather silly
She threw it up into the air
And caught it by its leg

grin

Shoshe Sun 23-Sep-12 15:19:37

Or

Piggy on the railway picking up stones
Along came the train
And broke poor Piggy's bones
'Oh' said Piggy
'That's not fair'
'Huh'said the train
'I DONT CARE'

That one I banned him telling them, although DGD thought it was amusing

Shoshe Sun 23-Sep-12 15:20:55

A peanut lay on a railway line
Its heart was all aflutter
Along came the train and squashed him flat
Hey I do like peanut butter.

perfectstorm Sun 23-Sep-12 15:21:16

^Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat ran over the cat
Blood and guts went flying
Postman Pat was crying
Have you ever seen a cat as flat as that?^

Tis a useful toddler road safety PSA, in my opinion. He always looks left and right if we ask if he wants to resemble Pat's Cat.

meditrina Sun 23-Sep-12 15:23:58

"I love you, you love me
Tinky Winky shot Dipsy.
With a great big bang, Po shot her in the head.
Oh my goodness Lala's dead"

SheelaNeGoldGig Sun 23-Sep-12 15:43:18

Mary had a little lamb
She tied it to a pylon.
A thousand volts went up its bum
And turned its wool to nylon.

puds11 Sun 23-Sep-12 15:48:59

Whats the mint sauce version??

Mary had a little lamb,
A little pork, a little ham...

Don't remember the rest of it though!

CollieEye Sun 23-Sep-12 15:53:08

DD told me that you have to sing "Row row row your boat" properly.

"Theres no crocodile mummy and we arent allowed to scream!"

So that's why DD (2yrs) does a piercing shriek and tries to capsize 'the boat'! grin

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