My mom has this problem with mixing metaphors. She says things like, “Don’t beat a dead horse into the ground.” We like to tease her about it and it’s something that she recognizes but seems oddly unable to control.

Katie, who does not yet understand metaphors, has taken to mixing songs. Today we heard the itsy bitsy spider/wheels on the bus song. It goes something like…

The itsy bitsy spider eats pizza on the bus
The pizza on the bus says yum, yum, yum

I know I am destined to turn into my mother, but Katie too?


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