It’s raining, it’s pouring
Nursery rhymes are supposed to be calming and help put us to sleep peacefully. That’s why the old nursery rhyme “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” has always seemed disturbing. The rhyme tells us about an old man who slips and bumps his head on his way to bed – not the usual message you hear in children’s poems.
While it sounds gloomy enough as it is, Twitter user Sarah McGonagall has come up with a new explanation for the rhyme that is even darker than we’ve ever imagined. According to her interpretation, the rhyme has an important lesson – never go to sleep with a concussion. It seems like a strange advice for a children’s poem.