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To wonder what the hell the three little kittens actually need mittens for?

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professorsnape Wed 19-Oct-11 18:25:52

DD, age 4 pointed this out at the bedtime story.

A fair point.

Maybe their controlling mother bought them in order to scold them when they lost them?

What a (feline) farce

Any suggestions and/or similar critical analysis of nursery rhymes?

ScaredBear Wed 19-Oct-11 18:27:17

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professorsnape Wed 19-Oct-11 18:29:49

Every heard of Darwin - how about adapting to their environment...

Kayano Wed 19-Oct-11 18:30:16

This should be in relationships grin

LindyHemming Wed 19-Oct-11 18:30:43

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thisisyesterday Wed 19-Oct-11 18:30:47

what do you think they need them for? to keep their paws warm of course!

JamieComeHome Wed 19-Oct-11 18:34:30

rhyme is incredibly important to the development of children's awareness of the the sounds of words

JamieComeHome Wed 19-Oct-11 18:35:21

I hope the mittens have strings on them so the kittens do not lose them

professorsnape Wed 19-Oct-11 18:35:35

Why don't real kittens wear them confused

grin euphemia

Andrewofgg Wed 19-Oct-11 18:36:18

To get to the other side.

SecretNutellaFix Wed 19-Oct-11 18:38:36

Haven't you heard how cold this winter is going to be? Think of their tiny little paws, blue with cold.

I'm sure Mummycat was being very prepared and buying in advance and those naughty little cats took them out without her knowing. Of course she will tell them off. Wouldn't you?

Marymaryalittlecontrary Wed 19-Oct-11 18:57:40

I would like to send my cats out with mittens on to keep their paws warm, but sadly I don't think my cats would comply and keep them on. I know they weren't keen last year when I made them wear a little cat Santa outfit so I could take a picture!

DownbytheRiverside Wed 19-Oct-11 19:28:50

Because it is better than being declawed.

moreyear Wed 19-Oct-11 19:55:37

So they could wash them and thus get some pie of course.

Tortu Wed 19-Oct-11 19:59:00

Well, I suppose I have always vaguely wondered why that caterpillar feels miraculously better after eating one green leaf. Surely that wouldn't cure all the overeating and junk food he had gorged on earlier on in the book? Now some Rennie, or something like that I could understand...

Pfriend Wed 19-Oct-11 20:12:20

Haha tortu. We have always said that the hungry caterpillar sends a bad message about binge eating!

ihatecbeebies Wed 19-Oct-11 20:23:48

In the nursery rhyme humpty dumpty it doesn't mention anything about an egg, yet humpty is an egg in every picture drawn of him hmm

LizzieMo Wed 19-Oct-11 20:48:08

Don't get me started on Wee-Willie-Winkie!!

ScaredBear Wed 19-Oct-11 20:49:44

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ClaimedByMe Wed 19-Oct-11 20:51:37

Its jack jumping over the candlestick that riles me, it goes against every bit of advice about not playing with fire - he makes it look safe!

Panzee Wed 19-Oct-11 20:52:12

I assumed one nice green leaf helped with roughage. The VHC had a nice big poo, and so he felt much better. grin

ihatecbeebies Wed 19-Oct-11 21:20:38

He could be a number of less horrific things, but why an egg in particular, who decided it was an egg?

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LynetteScavo Wed 19-Oct-11 21:29:58

Kittens do not eat pie.

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