She’s got loving like quicksand

VS.

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who, when reading Goodnight Moon, can’t just say, “And a quiet old lady who was whispering hush.” because Deep Purple is carved into my neurons like four presidents are carved into the South Dakota granite of Mt. Rushmore.

3B will always think that the story goes a little something like this, “And a quiet old lady who was whispering, doo dee dee doo doo doo doo doo doo, huuush, huuush,
Thought I heard her calling my name now
Huuush, huuush
I need her loving and I’m not to blame now
(love, love)
They got it early in the morning!
(love, love)
They got it late in the evening!
(love, love)
Well, I want that, need it!
(love, love)
Oh, I gotta gotta have it!”

Goodnight room.

Goodnight moon.

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  • Shades of What?
    Shades of Who?

    ….I know nothing of this singing group of which you post about.

    That’s okay though.
    Everyone seems to like “Goodnight Moon” except me.

    The concept of the quiet old lady in the room while one is trying to sleep freaks me out.

  • Somehow, your version is somewhat less soothing.

    That book has always creeped me out a little. I think it’s a combination of the garish colors and the thought of a bowl of mush sitting uneaten by the bed all night. Though I guess the little mouse would take care of that.

  • Next time, read The Runaway Bunny.

  • Oh no…The Runaway Bunny is worse!

    Run AWAY, Bunny!

    That bunny mother is a total stalker, and I’m not talking celery stalks here. My born-again Christian mother-in-law tried to tell me it was about God’s everlasting love, but I didn’t buy it.

  • Who knew that a simple little story could evoke such strong feelings? I guess the pen is still mighty. The odd thing is that I never knew about this story until we got the book at 3B’s baby shower–two copies of it. We figured it was popular and perhaps good, and he seems to be transfixed by it, so we’ve gone with it. Perhaps it helps that I throw in some Deep Purple when I read it.

  • Few things in life are not improved with the addition of some classic Purple, frankly.