Jack be quick! Jack jump over the candlestick! Seriously, that’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw today’s Daily Prompt, “Candle“.
This got me thinking about nursery rhymes, and I was sitting there thinking to myself, “Why don’t I read nursery rhymes to the kids? To be quite honest, I don’t know why I don’t read nursery rhymes to the kids. I read all kinds of other sorts of books to them on a nightly basis, but I’ve never really had any nursery rhyme books to read them.
Why not just get all kinds of books that I used to read as a kid? I used to love all sorts of odd books. One of my favorites was RL Stein’s Goosebumps books. I had so many of those, oh and Baby Sitters Club books! Though I started out on Ramona Quimby books before I got that far. My first book that I remember clearly was Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon, but I’m certain that’d be too mature for my girls since it’s about a third-grader. Then I remember the Ramona Quimby books and her sister Beezus, one of my favorites was Wayside School.
I didn’t care for school really though, my favorite subjects being P.E and Language Arts & Literature. Social Studies was a nightmare, Math I was good at but I couldn’t stand the teachers. Especially when they dismissed my magnificent belch and blamed it on another boy! That sure t-eed me off!
I think I’ve become off track from the original beginnings of whatever it was I was writing… I think it was something about candles? I like candles, they smell nice. Not really much to say about them though.