Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas is coming

The goose is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat
If you haven't got a penny
A half penny will do
And if you haven't got a half penny
Well, God bless you.

My grandmother used to sing this to me and my brothers when we were young and for some reason, it's been in my head this past week.  I was singing it to the girls last night, which lead to a barrage of questions.

Why is the goose getting fat?
What's a half penny?
Why would you put a penny in his hat?
Why would you say God bless you?

The girls understand helping others by giving food, clothing or toys but they're still trying to figure out the whole money thing.  Emily didn't say the word duh but she may as well have with her response.

"Well, if someone needs money, they should just go to the end of a rainbow."

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