Who Lived in a Shoe?

Since we’ve moved into a bigger house, the title doesn’t quite fit like it did for the first 7 years, but this poem made me smile nonetheless:

Who Lived in a Shoe?

You know that old woman who live in a shoe?

She had so many children she didn’t know what to do?

I think if she lived in a little shoe-house

That little old lady was surely a mouse.

Beatrix Potter


  1. Patsy Coghlan says:

    She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth
    Without any bread and hugged them so gently and sent them to bed. 🙂

  2. Its funny, I didnt realise the connection for ages, and then it just hit me one day when I was walking round the supermarket that your blog was named In a Shoe because of that rhyme, which was about someone who had loads of kids.

    I prefer this version, I never really liked the rhyme that much when I was a kid because the woman whipped her kids and sent them to bed and they never even did anything wrong.

    I liked the picture of her house in the book I had as a child though, cause she had about 20 kids and I thought it was so cool to have so many kids and be a lot of fun, as it was back when I was one of only four.

  3. Work out the square feet per person and compare that with the national average for folks in your income range. It’s still a shoe, just a much larger (to y’all) shoe. 😀

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