The other day, I over heard two young boys (around the age of 7) walking home and one of them said..."Don't step on the crack or you will break your mother's back!"

I remember that saying! Of course, I can't quote Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address, but I remember that saying. I was silently impressed that one of those little dudes, knew an old school limerick, and that got me thinking.

What else do kids today say that we said "back in the day", so to speak.

When the Summer time arrives will I hear that timeless chant at the pool while I sunbathe...




Or, on a rainy day will I hear the kids next door singing...

"It's raining, It's pouring,

The old man is snoring,

He went to bed ,

Bumped his head,

And didn't wake up the next day.

Admittedly, a tad morbid. How about this one for a rainy day...

Rain, rain go away,

Come again another day.

Rain. rain go away,

Little Johnny wants to play.

Better right?!?

I remember singing to myself when a lady bug landed on me...

Lady bug, Lady bug fly away home,

Your house is on fire and children are all gone,

except one and that's little Anne,

For she has crept under the frying pan.

Again, a tad morbid, but I suppose it's better to sing to a bug, then squash it.

What rhymes did you use as a kid, or what have you heard our next generation saying?

I would love to know!


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