Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Childhood Fears

This is so random... but last night Ms. C had all her Easter books rounded up from a few nights ago and wanted to read them before bed. One of the books is about Peter Cottontail recruiting the help of nursery rhyme characters to get ready for Easter. Here is the book... it's really cute.

I have always been a little obsessed with nursery rhymes. My gramma gert used to always give me books about them. I loved them! Some really freaked me out too like Humpty Dumpty and the one about the blackbirds "snipping off a nose" - scary!

Back to the bedtime story... in this book Humpty Dumpty is a bit of a hero b/c he sits so high on his wall, sees all, and helps the kittens find their mittens. Every time I see a picture of Humpty, I get this nervous feeling. Then I remembered why....

My parents used to take me to the Santa's Village or Santa's Land (something like that) and there was this HUMONGOUS Humpty statue that you could stand next to and get your picture taken with him. I was positively terrified of it and wouldn't come within 10 ft of him. I have got to find a picture of him so you can see how horrific he really is :)

Here are a few others I found that are almost as terrifying but not quite ;) Sweet Dreams :) xo, Brie


Libby said...

He is a bit scary, isn't he?

We read a lot of Beatrix Potter when we were kids, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin always upset me because poor little Nutkin loses most of his tail to that old owl!

The Mrs. said...

I'm going to have nightmares tonight!!! Those are scary!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

so... we've taken our kids to Storyland. Have I ruined them?!
You're right. I have the creeps now.

kathi d said...

I'll be having nightmares now.

Brie said...

Heather, no way! Storyland is awesome - I actually loved it there. Humpty was my only problem :) I am definitely planning to take my 4 there hopefully this summer :)

If by any chance Humpty is still there, I will fight through the fear and have my pic taken with him for the blog ;)

Rebecca said...

He's there...at Storyland! i saw him this past fall. I even have a picure of my kids next to him. Do you want me to share???

He is super-creepy.

Brie said...

GASP - Rebecca...yes, YES... I mean no, I'm scared... no wait, it's a giant YES! I need to see him :)

Ok, now I definitely going this summer, I smell a KB family Christmas card photo op with Humpty! :D