Fatty Fatty two by Four!

While growing up, my dad found delight in teasing both my sister and me. He taught us all the wrong childhood sayings. We would go to school thinking we were all cool saying to kids, "Fatty, fatty two by four hanging from a telephone wire!" Or, "Liar, liar pants on fire couldn’t get through the bathroom door!" Yes, we were mean little devils. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized I had been deceived for all those years! But as a child, these sayings made a lot of sense to me. In my young child mind I pictured a little kid trying to get into the bathroom so he could put the fire out in the toilet or the sink. Funny, huh? I remember picturing a "fatty" hanging from a telephone wire, but it didn’t make as much sense as the liar putting out a fire in the bathroom. I am just thankful that I finally know the right sayings so that when I say them now (daily at least) I am not making a fool of myself!

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