Sunday, April 30, 2006

There once was girl

There once was a girl
Who had a little curl
In the middle of her forehead
And when she was good
She was very very good
And when she was bad
She was horrid!!!!
I don't know who wrote this poem, but I know this little girl...

15 comments:

madcapmum said...

But Leslee, you've never met my daughter.... I'm so confused.

Leslee said...

Aye, and you've never met mine...lol!

Cindy said...

Mum, you took the words out of my mouth. Although she's nearly 21 now, my daughter is STILL this little girl.

Sally said...

hmmm I have two, wonderful whenthey are wonderful but....

Leslee said...

Hi Sally, thanks for visiting my blog!

So, are you all saying that this is about all curly headed little girls or just girls in general?

eija said...

I know her too - and I don't mean just girls in general...

Leslee said...

I'm starting to see a pattern...lol

Badoozie said...

oh, this thing has been around forever. i remember my mom telling me that one. are you sure there is not more than one of these girls?

Kathryn said...

It's part of a longer poem, which I used to hear too often as a curly haired child...The heroine, Liza by name, does all sorts of appalling things but the only other bit I can remember is
"She stood on her head
On her little truckle bed
and soon she was hooraying with her heels".
Of course, kicking the walls is just the best expression of childhood fury...second only to throwing eggs (which is a great adult stress buster too, if carried out in the garden, with a helpful dog to tidy up the evidence!)

hipchickmamma said...

hmm...i know 3 little girls w/o curls that fit the latter half of the poem as well!

Leslee said...

Susie, I'm sure my mom told it to me too!

Kathryn, now I'll have to find the rest of the poem!!!

HipChick, I'm starting to wonder if it doesn't fit every little girl!

Thanks ya'll for stopping by!

the sojourning pilgrim said...

I noticed that no males have waded in on this question . . .

I'll make one observation - perhaps dangerously - this poem doesn't apply just to little girls (grin)

Leslee said...

I think it we have no male perspective because most men are afraid to come to a blog with "flowers" in the name. But what do they know?!?!

Are you saying that big girls can be very very good when they're good and horid when they're bad?

Well, you know that ice you're skating on? Yeah, it's getting pretty thin there!

Mary Beth said...

This was quoted to me frequently as a child. Although I was NEVER horrid! ;)

Kathryn, I didn't know it was part of a longer poem! I'll have to look that up.

Leslee said...

Mary Beth, I need to contact your mother to see if she agrees with your above statment...lol