Nanny Nanny Boo Boo

Yes… This is the Daily Mischief today. Nanny Nanny Boo Boo.

So, M.C. Nugget caught a GIGANTIC cockroach tonight by trapping it in the darkened dome of the bathroom plunger. I thought that was funny, and a little bit scary.

“Those creeps can slime and squeeze their way out of anything.”

He peered closer to observe his trap”Well, he’s not going anywhere right now.”

“Yeah! You better believe it!” I retorted, doing a tough-girl victory strut. “Cuz…” and I launched into my best rendition of “Nanny nanny boo boo!”

That pretty much ended our conversational symmetry.

M.C. looked at me and said, “What the heck is that? Nanny NANNY BOO? BOO?” laughing.

I was a bit shocked and thought initially he was joking, but no. He really didn’t know the phrase.

“Well no, I haven’t ever heard of it” he defended. “I was raised in the cradle of our nation, in the much more formal East coast, for god sakes! I’ve only heard of Honey Boo Boo.”

God help us.

I proceeded to pull it up on the internet so I could give him the full etymology of the phrase. It supposedly originated as “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo, Stick Your Head in Doo Doo” (though my mother, the proper woman that she was, didn’t allow me to say the last part) and was sung to a British song “Bye Bye Baby Bunting,” which was also not a very nice song to sing to someone in Great Britain, according to the website.

M.C. looked upon my face to try to understand the deeper meaning of what I was saying. After careful consideration he said, “Why do all of the weird things come out after five years?”

And yes, I replied in my taunting sing-songy way, “Nanny nanny boo boo!”


Ms. Cheevious is the alter-ego of Lisa Jey Davis (former publicist, and television talent manager, current award-winning writer & author, & health and fitness pro). Though Ms. Cheevious has become known for humor via the blog and social media, offering a lighter and brighter look at life… the blog was originally a precursor to Lisa Jey's long overdue book "Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood" which offers a fabulous, funny peek into what really goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood… a Hollywood with Lisa Jey and her funny “serendipities” in it. Think Lucille Ball meets Chelsea Handler meets the girl next door (with a little chocolate and vodka). It depicts with hilarity the innocent mistakes Lisa Jey made when launched back into the big, bad single jungle, as an unassuming single-mother in the City of Angels. It’s also about the beautiful, interesting life she led while her loving, incredible sons kept her grounded and sane amid fantastic events, new friends, parties and field trips. It also shows the turmoil and heartbreak that comes with dating and single mom life. All blog content © 2015 Ms. Cheevious aka Lisa Jey Davis

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