Hazel Nutt — and all the other Nutts

Holiday Blog #8 – Early education

When the kids were young, we used to read stories before bed, well before I had my bridge game anyway. Just after supper (when there was time for supper). Here’s one of my favorites from Mother Goose (it would get the baby to sleep in a hurry when my partner was waiting for me):

Rockabye baby, on the tree top,

When the bough bends the cradle will rock;

When the bough breaks, the cradle will buzz;

but Mother plays Bridge, so what if it does?

That was before it was suggested to me that I take some years off from bridge to raise my children.  Have you ever heard of such a thing?!  But as it turned out it was the best decision I ever made (well, that my husband made), since we had many wonderful years together to learn how to draw trumps, how to count losers, all the things the kids needed to prepare them for the real world.

Anyway, I am delighted to see that there is a FREE version of my favorite Mother Goose book available on that booksybridge site.. er, ebooksbridge?  That’s it.  Here’s the link: www.ebooksbridge.com/mothergoose.  Do your kids a favour and have a look.  They will love it… or at least, you will love it and someday they will understand why.

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