Alice has been signing this new song lately, that leaves me a little perplexed. After the first time I heard it (and, admittedly, after I laughed in utter shock), I was curious to know where on earth she had picked it up. I’m assuming daycare is the origin here, where kids of all ages pick up lovely little ditties that range from cute to offensive.
So this is how it goes. I’m pretty sure she has the second line incorrect:
There’s a snake in the grass
With a bulb on its cast
Stick it in
Stick it out
Like good boyscout.
Um. Yes. That is what my daughter is now singing at the top of her lungs. Using particular vigour with the words “stick it in, stick it out.” She obviously doesn’t get the most probable subtext behind this song, and I’ve tried to start the conversation off with “what do you think this song is REALLY about”? Because all I get are wide eyes and a “snake, obviously, mommy. It’s about a really bad snake.”
Over to you, internet.