Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mother Goose Costume

Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose

Ten reasons why Mother Goose is my Hero.
  1. She's old but still productive.
  2. She compiled historic events, political cartoons and accounts of daily life into easy-to-remember rhymes.
  3. She understands women who have "so many children" they don't know what to do.
  4. She says, "Leave them alone, and they will come home..."
  5. She's loved by children and trusted by adults.
  6. She encourages "Merry Old Souls."
  7. She has a healthy fear of spiders.
  8. She has an antidote for stress. "Bake me a cake as fast as you can!"
  9. She gives wise marriage counseling. (Analyze Jack Sprat at your next book club.)
  10. She might be made up, and she might be real, but she's worthwhile either way.
I'm hoping to catch a ride on a "a very fine gander," for Halloween.

Extra touches:
"Diddle Diddle Dumpling....went to bed with his stockings on, one shoe off and one shoe on..."

"Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home..."

"Lucy Locket lost her pocket..."

These details might be lost on the general population, but among my favorite fans, I think they might be noticed.

So, OK, she's not Winston Churchill, or Socrates or Eleanor Roosevelt. But I bet you quote Old Mother Goose occasionally. How else would you remember how many days April has?


Polly said...

Mother Goose is smarter than you think. A very smart psycologist gave me this saying that he lives by. "For every problem under the sun there is a solution or there is none. If there be one go and find it. If there be none never mind it. ...Mother Goose

gab said...

You look great! Love it!

kenju said...

I learned everything I need to know from Mother Goose!! (She looks great in her costume)...LOL

Heed said...

Great choice for you Oma. I think she is definitely a hero with words to live by!

mama jo said...

love the are sooo clever...what a fun oma!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Love the costume - fits your personality perfectly. You are wisdom and fun, all rolled into one.