Have you heard about Tweedle Beetles?

December 4th, 2008 - 1:55pm by Slye Fox

Stumbling the interwebz, I came across this little memory jog. And it made me remember another little friend of mine that enjoyed Dr. Seuss even more than I did. Out of all the books we read before bedtime, we definitely read Fox in Socks the most. And particularly giggled a lot over the part covering tweedle beetles.

Reading about tweedle beetle battles aloud is the literary equivalent of playing Metallica in Rock Band on the "extreme" level. But man, after rambling it off my tongue for weeks on end, I became pretty good. The faster I rattled it out, the harder Mira laughed. :) Good times indeed. You could almost feel the anticipation as Fox in Socks pages were turned one by one, and as the page turned to tweedle beetles, Mira was already giggling.

For those of you in the dark, here's the relevant text...

From Fox in Socks:

What do you know about tweetle beetles?
Well...

When tweetle beetles fight, it's called a tweetle beetle battle.

And when they battle in a puddle, it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.

And when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle, they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.

And when beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...

...They call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle, and...

When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's an a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...

...They call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle, and...

Now wait a minute Mr. Socks Fox!

When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle. THIS is what they call...

...A tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottles paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!

Fox in socks, our game us done, sir.
Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.

On a similar note, Mira also very much enjoyed laughing at this. :) Now back to our regular scheduled programming.

December 4, 2008 - 5:57pm
damncutekitty says:

Nope, the Goobermaster doesn't want crotchfruit. Nooooo, not at all. *giggles*

December 4, 2008 - 5:58pm
lonely_doll says:

I don't know - I bet Sid would get a kick out of Dr. Seuss!

December 4, 2008 - 6:00pm
damncutekitty says:

Maybe he should add storytime to the nightly 'puggle snuggle'.

December 4, 2008 - 6:00pm
lonely_doll says:

Okay, that is such a cute mental picture, I cannot even stand it!

December 4, 2008 - 6:02pm
Slye Fox says:

You've no idea. :)

If we added books to Sid's nighttime routine, I think a scratch -n- sniff one would be in order.

December 4, 2008 - 6:03pm
lonely_doll says:

It could be page after page of Puppy Bums!

December 4, 2008 - 6:07pm
Slye Fox says:


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December 4, 2008 - 6:10pm
lonely_doll says:

The look on the poor sniffee's face is awesome!

December 4, 2008 - 7:32pm
damncutekitty says:

OMG!