Ladybird Ladybird

28 Jul

The girls on were talking about ladybugs and ladybirds today. (I say ladybird) It got me thinking about an old nursery rhyme I knew when I was a kid.

Ladybird Ladybird Fly Away Home
Your House is on Fire
Your Children are Burned
All except one
And thats Ann
She has crept underneath the frying pan.

This nursery rhyme is really messed up. The poor ladybird! As a child I do not recollect been too worried about Ann or the ladybird. I think this is the cruel version that mean kids scream in the garden. (read I was a bad kid). Further googling this issue revealed that burned can be substituted with gone. But still its a harsh rhyme. Your children have all gone 😦 Estrangement Issues? Detachment Issues? Anyone?

I do hope she got back to Ann in time.

P.S when we were kids we strongly believed that yellow ladybirds were poisonous. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?


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