Monday, October 09, 2006

Confession time.

I enjoy "Goodnight Moon". Yes, yes, I do. I enjoy reading it to Peanut and I enjoy the mood it evokes. My favorite line of the entire book is Goodnight nobody. Makes me smile every time.

But.

For such a classic it REALLY annoys me that she rhymed moon with moon. It makes me shudder every time I read it. Goodnight moon Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. How is that logical/fair?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Marja said...

Spoon, loon, even tune....those are all I can think of. I am a little weary this morning.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous sis said...

Oh, I actually like that line, maybe because when we take walks with Jeremy we're always saying "Hello squirrel" (or tree or truck or dog or playground), so it makes sense to say "Hello tree holding the squirrel" (or something like that) right after it.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

I'm with you, I always wondered why she couldn't come up with a rhyme. When my daughter was in high school I bought that book in french for her to read. I thought she would get a kick out of it. She said it gave her the creeps. I'm not sure why but she never wanted to look at it. So I got Little Red Riding Hood instead. Go figure!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

trying to think of something intelligent to say and all I can think of are those precious moments you and Abby share. wow. I think God gave both of you a very special gift when God gave you each other.

4:27 AM  
Blogger pamero said...

You and corrie and your freaky rhyming obsessions! What are people supossed to do with words like purple or orange?!? Okay, but fine, as Marja pointed out, there are many options for moon...you win. sigh.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Accidental Poet said...

It's the repetition that matters ...the progression from moon to what's jumping over it.

Deep breaths, girl!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

i don't mind the moon and moon thing... but i can never get "good night cow jumping over the..." in a nice rhythmic manner. i do like the sleepy time feel of the book, though.

9:40 AM  

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