Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Scooping up the Field Mice and........

I am sure you have all heard the song Little Bunny Foo Foo. It’s the song about the bunny and the field mice and the good fairy. I loved that song as a kid, I did all the little hand movements and sang it all the time.  Years later I found out they changed my beloved Little Bunny Foo Foo from scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head to scooping up the field mice and kissing them on the head.  I am not sure if there was a rash of children dressing up like bunnies bopping mice on the head or what, but I am not sure that it is as effective now.  Before it taught children that it was wrong to hit others and not to be cruel to animals, now I am really confused what is wrong with kissing someone. It is almost like they are saying you are bad for loving animals. What was the punishment in the story Bunny Foo Foo was turned in to a goon.  A goon is a bad scary creature so little kids wouldn’t want to become a goon.

I must have listened to and sang Little Bunny Foo Foo millions of times. I never turned in to a goon or even touched a field mouse.  There wasn’t an epidemic of violent children roaming the streets, running amok because the child listened to a harmless song.  It makes me really sad when they go and change things to be more politically correct.  I know that Little Bunny Foo Foo had to be an older song because it was something my Grandma knew. There are millions of perfectly sane non violent people in this world that listened to the proper version of Little Bunny Foo Foo.  It makes absolutely no sense to me as there are all kinds of violent movies and shows and they choose to show those and remove the word bopping  from a little kids’ song.  It wasn’t as if they said they murdered and gutted the field mice. I will still remember it as it was, and my son will sing it properly because why would the Good Fairy punish  Little Bunny Foo Foo for kissing the mice, unless they were rabid.

Did you sing Little Bunny Foo Foo as a kid?

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