Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Cry if you want to

for weary parents of colicky babies
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You're my baby; you can cry if you want to,
Cry if you want to,
Cry-y if you want to.
You can't stop me from loving you now.

The idea being that stressed new parents can use this song to help them remember the joy and wonder and inexpressible value of the little life in their hands, as well as her (/his) innocence, and by singing it at critical junctures, can have their patience bolstered, helping them steer wide and clear of sentiments that might fester into child abuse.

(originally posted without an explicit description of the meat of the idea, assuming it would be clear from the subtitle, but which resulted in what threatened to become yet another flame war. My apologies to those who wish I had not deleted what I hope are now irrelevant annotations; my intent was to head off counterproductive disputes, and no personal offense is intended.)

beauxeault, May 13 2002


       I suspect Leslie Gore would approve of the sentiment, if not the idea, beauxeault.
jurist, May 13 2002

       "no thought"   

       Better now, George?
beauxeault, May 13 2002

       //doesnt even attempt to toady to the locals//   

       I don't know about that George....seems quite a few halfbakers have produced little biscuits in the past year....
runforrestrun, May 13 2002

       My mantra (stretch the third word in each line):
She's my binky girl,
She's the sweetest girl
in the whole wide world, but
all she does is cry,
and I don't know why, (but...
She's my binky girl...)
(repeat as necessary)

       It's not Keats, but it's gotten me through two of 'em.
phoenix, May 13 2002

       Fishbone: Far too soppy.
stupop, May 13 2002

       Don't forget the ever-popular post-circumcision variant: 'It's my pee-pee and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to... you would cry to if it happened to you....'
RayfordSteele, May 13 2002

       I prefer Rayford's version.
DrBob, May 13 2002

       Later in life, during toilet-training, the child might adopt the version "It's my potty and I'll cry if I want to..."
half, May 14 2002

       am reminded suddenly of Ian Duncan Smith et al.
po, May 14 2002


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