Kate has been learning a lot of new words since turning 18 months, and uses them to order us around more effectively. One of her frequent requests is "Ashes? Ashes?" by which she means "Please read me the book that has 'Ring Around the Roses' in it."
That book would be the precious pop-up book, Bunny's Nursery Rhymes, an Easter gift from my Nana, who spent Easter with us during her all-too-short three months of widowhood. It has classic rhymes like "Jack and Jill," Little Boy Blue," etc., but Kate's favorite is that charming ditty about the Black Death, "Ring Around the Roses" (more accurately, "Ring a Ring of Roses.") Spinning around and falling down is a big hit with the toddler set, as you can imagine.
Enjoy the video!