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Discovery Journal Prompt – August 17, 2010

This week’s Discovery Journal Prompt is…What was your favourite fairy tale or bedtime story as a child?  Why?

I really had to think of this, there were so many books as a child that I read or were read to me.  I remember the “classics” – Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea (which I didn’t understand–and still don’t), Cinderella, etc.  I don’t have any memory of loving any of those, but I do remember loving Dr. Seuss books–The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, etc.  I loved the pictures in the books and the thought of green eggs and ham just made me laugh out loud!  Dr. Seuss had a way of really appealing to a child’s imagination that was incomparable back in the mid-1960’s.

Thinking of my childhood and “favorites”, also helped me to remember my favorite song.  I used to ask my dad to sing it to me all the time when I was in the bathtub–where I thought it was most “appropriate”.  The song is “There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea”.

I don’t know if this is something that everyone knows or not but here’s some of the lyrics:

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea, there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea, there’s a hole, there’s a hole, there’s a hole on the bottom of the sea.

There’s a log on the hole on the bottom of the sea, there’s a log on the hole, on the bottom of the sea, there’s a hole, there’s a hole, there’s a hole on the bottom of the sea.

And it continues adding things…

There’s a bump on the log on the hole of the bottom of the sea…
There’s a frog on the bump on the log…
There’s a wart on the frog on the bump on the log…
There’s a flea on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log…

Here’s a link to a video of the song that I found on YouTube…

I think I used to beg for that song just about every time I had a bath–it’s one of my favorite memories with my dad as a child.  My dad had a great ability to make me laugh and I loved that so much about him. 

It’s especially nice to remember those times as he passed from this plain about 7 and a half years ago.  I still miss him very much!

Thanks for reading…

C.

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