We we at the library yesterday for a Bug Sing-a-long. The summer reading theme is "Catch the Reading Bug".
So, they started singing a children's song that I've been singing for forever. It starts out with cupping your hands together and singing, "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee, Won't my mama be so proud of me..."
The second verse used to go "I'm squishing up a baby bumble bee..." (because it stings your hands) and third verse "I'm wiping off a baby bumble bee..."
Apparently, they don't sing it that way anymore. They just keeping singing the first verse over and over! And the "hand motion" they use is like swinging a baby in your arms!!! I burst out laughing and said, "They must have changed the words!!!!"
The sweet librarian sitting a few feet from me leaned over and said, "It's not politically correct to sing, 'I'm squishing up a baby bumble bee'!"
Seriously! These are little children. I loved singing it the other way.
It's sad we have to change the words to kids songs for fear of offending someone.....heaven forbid we offend a 3 year old!!!