Friday, August 5, 2011

The Farmer Takes A Wife

So if you read yesterday's post, you know that I was playing with my granddaughter, Lily's Fisher Price little people.

She also has a Fisher Price little people farm. I guess there are a few different versions out there. My daughter bought this one used. It's in excellent condition, but it did NOT come with the original box.

There are little stalls in the barn that have small squares in them. You put the appropriate animal on the square (pushing down while you place the animal in the stall) and you hear "baa", or "oink-oink", etc.


"bawk, bawk bawk"

Cute, yes?

Okay. Here's where it gets kinky.

The barn opens up. The farmer's BEDROOM is on the second floor of the barn. Right next to the tool bench. 'Cause EVERYBODY has a tool bench in their bedroom!

I am NOT mistaken. That blue thing IS a bed, right?

And see that blue knob?

You twist it to the right......

Wait, wait....I'm getting ahead of myself.

First, let's get the farmer and wife in bed.


(Jim is doing the honors while I was taking pictures.)

FIRST came the farmer,

THEN came his wife,

BOTH shot out of bed,

LANDING on their head.

Now I ask you, what is the purpose of this? Am I missing something here? I found this exact barn on line and read the description of it, but NOWHERE does it describe the flipping bed.

Granted, it was F-U-N flipping Mr. & Mrs. Farmer around. We even flipped the pig out, as evidenced by him lying there next to the couple on their heads.

What do you think?

The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Hi-ho,The derry-o
The farmer in the dell

The farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a wife
Hi-ho,The derry-o
The farmer takes a wife

They go up in the barn,
They go up in the barn
Hi-ho, The derry-o
They go up in the barn.

They lie on the bed,
They lie on the bed,
Hi-ho, the derry-o
They lie on the bed.

The farmer takes the wife
The farmer takes the wife
Hi-ho, The derry-o
The farmer takes the wife.

Then he flings her out of bed
He flings her out of bed
Hi-ho, the derry-o
He flings her out of bed.

She lands on her head
She lands on her head
Hi-ho, the derry-o
She lands on her head.


Drizzle said...

I wish I could think of something witty to say, or offer an explanation, but that's just weird.


SquirrelQueen said...

That does seem a little kinky but not as much as having a tool box in the bedroom. Maybe it's an alarm to get them up early for the farm chores. I like your version of Farmer in the Dell.

Valerie said...

Crazy. I can't offer an explanation either but there MUST be one.... somewhere.

kisatrtle said...

It is so you can pop out of bed and get your chores done. At least it doesnt have a sound effect button in the bedroom...llol

Brian Miller said...

hahaha the boys had the exact same barn...yeah i dont know why that happens but....and hey nice singing...smiles

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Grandma needs a break
Grandma needs a break
Hi-ho the derry-o
Grandma needs a break .........

Ami said...

"Clem's Tool Works."

Does yours?

Barb said...

Hmmm. I don't have an explanation. But I'm teaching a college level "Human Sexuality" class this fall. Maybe I should ask the students? This is a relatively rural setting so I'm sure many of them would have grown up on farms. :)

Eva Gallant said...

Pat, I'm beginning to think you need to get out more....

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL! hysterical! i've never noticed that little extra on the little people farm sets i've seen. hahaha!

labbie1 said...

This is just TOO FUNNY!!! It's good to throw the pig out first so you have something break the fall--oh wait! WHY was the pig in BED????

Enquiring minds want to know...

Guess we know what will be under the Christmas tree for grandma this year!

OMG you just crack me up!

Rita said...

I now have serious doubts about the designers at Fisher Price! What the heck!!???

Gail said...

I guess the moral to this story would be, and they are teaching them awfully young, if you bed, you land on your head...or do it in the barn, you will be harmed.

I was thinking when the farmer goes to bed we would hear a fart!!! When the wife is added, you hear, Not tonight, honey!

I could make some really sick toys.

You are so much fun! I already have my things in a row for next week! I decided to go all out...wink, wink!

Lynda said...

Too funny! Your summer fun is much different than your winter time in AZ!

the island guy said...

I think it's for the parents... just in case the chil's imagination gets freaky with the bed, the farmer, and his wife. All the parents have to do is twisst the nob and - hola! - out they fall haha