It’s My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Day!  My sister and I have a good time singing this song.  It’s wacky and it’s fun.  Liza is obviously annoyed with Henry throughout the song, but by the end, it is evident Henry probably thought the entire situation through before bringing it up with Liza.   Alas, they don’t come to a solution, which is probably what makes the song wacky. However, if they take everything they need to fix the bucket to the water, they would probably fix the hole in the bucket. Is there a moral to this silly song?  I don’t know, but here are a few I’m imposing on the situation.

bucket with holes

  1.  Think things through before you try to have others solve your problems.   This song challenges us to be resourceful.
  2. Just because there is a hole in the bucket, doesn’t mean it is useless.  There is nothing wrong with repairing old items or old relationships.  Most things will lose their shape or change a little.  It doesn’t make them useless, it gives us an opportunity to appreciate them in a new way.
  3. Some holes we poke ourselves.  Sometimes we make decisions that cause us to waste Time, Money, and Energy.  Then we worry about wasted the Time, Money, and Energy.  Relax.  Relate. Release.  And, do better the next time.

If you’re thinking of the Hank Williams song, My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It, have a beer (I recommend cider) and move on.


Good Movie for today: Quick Change