Aug 03 2010
We attended an out-of-state Family Reunion this past weekend. The previous one had been a full five years before. Although my children hadn’t seen their cousins in all that time, it was as if no time had passed. Almost immediately, they broke into a game of tag. But first, they needed to decide who was “It”. When I heard one of the girls singing this rhyme and counting the hands laid out on the table, I remembered that we used to do this exact same rhyme in my youth. I hadn’t thought of it since then, but the memories came flooding back.
“Bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish. How many pieces do you wish?”
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12″
And and hand is removed from the table.
And so it continues.
Until there are only two left.
And finally, one is declared “It”.
There isn’t even enough time to take a picture before they run off to play the next game.
What rhymes do you remember from your childhood???
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