I laughed a number of times when I read Sarah Schmelling's McSweeney's piece Mom Takes Children's Songs Literally. Who among us hasn't thought, "You’re paying far too much attention to that very, very small spider"?
Read the examples in the link, and then add your own in the comments. Here are some of my off-the-cuff responses:
Is "Eeyi-Eeyiyo" the name of the farm or the sound the old farmer MacDonald makes when s/he has to get up in the early morning to feed all of those chickens, ducks, sheep, etc?
Three words for Henry: Stop Making Excuses. For those who think that Liza is overly demanding, consider that Henry started the whole scenario with his whining.
I know those examples are not as clever as the ones in Schmelling's piece. That's why I'm looking to you.