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Little Bunny Foo Foo

Ever heard of him?

I hadn’t. Until a couple of weeks ago when my child came home singing about a bunny and saying, “I don’t like your attitude”. That phrase coming out of my 2 year old’s mouth cracked me up…and simultaneously made me scratch my head.

“Sophie, who says, ‘I don’t like your attitude?'”

Sophie replies, “Ms. Mary.”

Click! goes the lightbulb over Mommy’s head. Ms. Mary is the reading teacher at Sophie’s daycare. This is what happens when your child is in daycare or pre-school all day long and out of your supervision. They learn things you have not taught them – and in turn they begin to teach you.

Over the last few weeks, I kept forgetting to ask Ms. Mary about this story when I saw her at the daycare and in the meantime I have been getting more and more curious about Little Bunny Foo Foo and his attitude. New characters have been introduced in Sophie’s sing-song voice. Field Mice, Tigers, and a Good Fairy. Also….Sophie has been calling me a Goonie. A goonie? She always says this with a goofy smile on her face that clues me in that she is being silly – and she knows it.

But still. What the heck? A goonie??

Yesterday I got the gist from Ms. Mary in between Ms. Mary’s laughter at my description. This is a regular story/nursery rhyme that they have been reading to (and with) the children in honor of Spring.

Today I looked it up…

Little Bunny Foo Foo is not a very nice Bunny and he DOES have a bad attitude! This is not quite the version Ms. Mary told me about. Its missing tigers and goblins…and goonie is now a goon. But I think its close enough.

Little bunny foo-foo, (hold up two fingers)
hopping through the forest (bounce your hand up and down)
Scooping up the field mice, (make a scooping motion with hand)
and bopping them on the head. (slap top of fist with palm)

(Spoken)
Then down came the Good Fairy, and she said:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (wag forefinger – “no-no”)
I don’t wanna see you (wag forefinger – “no-no”)
Scooping up the field mice, (scooping motion with hand)
and bopping them on the head. (slap top of fist with palm)
(spoken)
I’ll give you 3 chances,
and if you don’t behave,
I’ll turn you into a Goon!

Little bunny foo-foo,
hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

(Spoken)
Then down came the Good Fairy, and she said:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
I don’t wanna see you
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.
(spoken)
I’ll give you 2 chances,
and if you don’t behave,
I’ll turn you into a Goon!

Little bunny foo-foo,
hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

(Spoken)
Then down came the Good Fairy, and she said:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
I don’t wanna see you
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.
(spoken)
I’ll give you 1 more chance,
and if you don’t behave,
I’ll turn you into a Goon!

Little bunny foo-foo,
hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

(Spoken)
Then down came the Good Fairy, and she said:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo,
I don’t wanna see you
Scooping up the field mice,
and bopping them on the head.

POOF! You’re a goon!

(Spoken)
And the moral of the story is:
Hare today, goon tomorrow!

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