left foot, left foot, left foot, right

This is for the Ragtag Daily Prompt: challenge.

What odd challenge is this? I took this stealthie downtown two days ago. I am wearing my almost not socks. Or minimal socks. Anyhow, they are elastic lace bands around the instep. These particular sandals are very comfortable but I tend to fall off them when I am tired. Somehow the almost not socks help.

But… challenge? The picture reminds me of The Foot Book. It starts: Left foot, left foot, left foot right. Feet in the morning feet at night. And it goes on, a kids book. I have a loved picture of my sister reading it to my son when he was a year old. They are on the porch in Portland. My sister’s feet are turned in and my son’s feet are turned out.

The challenge is do you have a children’s book or poem or story or speech from school memorized from 20 years ago or more. I am not counting television or movie songs here: this is something read or memorized on purpose from multiple uses….My children are both over 20 and I still have a huge number of children’s books memorized.

Have a wonderful day.

12 thoughts on “left foot, left foot, left foot, right

  1. gizzylaw says:

    I’m hiding, I’m hiding and no one knows where, for all they can see is my toes and my hair. And I just heard my father say to my mother, “But, darling, he must be somewhere or other. Have you looked in the Inkwell?” And Mother said, “Where?” “In the Inkwell,” said Father, but I was not there. Then, “Wait!” cried my mother, “I think that I see him under the carpet,” but it was not me. “Inside the mirror’s a pretty good place,” said Father and looked but saw only his face. “We’ve hunted,” sighed Mother, “as hard as we could, and I’m so afraid that we’ve lost him for good.” Then I laughed aloud and wiggled my toes, and Father said, “Look, dear, I wonder if those toes could be Benny’s. There are ten of them, see?” And they were so surprised to find out it was me. – By: Dorothy Aldis

    • drkottaway says:

      Fabulous! “We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day. We’re not scared…..”

  2. Diggy dog loved digging. He dug holes in carpet. He dug holes in chairs.

  3. Astrid says:

    This book sounds awesome. NO, I have no children’s book or the like memorized.

  4. Irene says:

    I remember lyrics that my mom used to sing to me about falling leaves in Autumn, and I sang them to my daughters, as well.

    • drkottaway says:

      Beautiful. I sang “lullaby and goodnight” to my children. My sister once said, “Those are sappy words.” I replied, “Thank you. I made them up.” My version: lullaby and goodnight, for now you’re so sleepy, mama loves you, daddy loves you and you’re safe and warm at home… and angels above watch over you.

  5. curioussteph says:

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. This fish has a little star. This fish has a little car. My, what a lot of fish there are.

    Fifty plus years ago. Thanks Dr Seuss!

    • drkottaway says:

      I can still do Dr. Suess’s ABCs as well as long sections of the Tweetle Beetles….in a puddle with their paddles in a bottle on a noodle eating poodle…

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