History Literature / MrsPiggleWiggle

26th Oct '15 1:25:20 PM margdean56
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Miss Piggle Wiggle's cure for the selfish Dick is to have his label all of his items like "Dick's book. Don't touch." One of his classmates mocks this by putting a sign on his back that says "This is Dick. Don't touch." * [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Raising Them, Parent]]: Many of the cures are only necessary because the parents actively let it get to that point, through either overindulging a child or trying to be too controlling in general. If Herbert Prentiss' mother hadn't kept caving and cleaning up his room for him, Herbert would have discovered years ago that if he didn't want to step on blocks and wanted a place to sleep, he'd better clean it up. In other cases, the parents undermined their own authority by using BecauseISaidSo in place of actual reasons, so their children simply don't listen to them anymore because it seems like they don't know what they're talking about. Generally, Ms. Piggle-Wiggle is the last resort: only a few are GenreSavvy enough to consult an expert when a problem comes up.
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Miss Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's cure for the selfish Dick is to have his label all of his items like "Dick's book. Don't touch." One of his classmates mocks this by putting a sign on his back that says "This is Dick. Don't touch." * [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Raising Them, Parent]]: Many of the cures are only necessary because the parents actively let it get to that point, through either overindulging a child or trying to be too controlling in general. If Herbert Prentiss' Prentiss's mother hadn't kept caving and cleaning up his room for him, Herbert would have discovered years ago that if he didn't want to step on blocks and wanted a place to sleep, he'd better clean it up. In other cases, the parents undermined their own authority by using BecauseISaidSo in place of actual reasons, so their children simply don't listen to them anymore because it seems like they don't know what they're talking about. Generally, Ms.Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is the last resort: only a few are GenreSavvy enough to consult an expert when a problem comes up.
18th Feb '15 9:54:11 PM Teakay
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** In one case, where constantly interrupting children are given magical powder that makes them fall silent whenever they begin to interrupt, they point out that their parents interrupt all the time too. They all take the powder.
17th Oct '14 7:06:32 AM Elkhound
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The stories were originally bedtime-stories she told to her daughters (Annie and Joan--see "The Fighter-Quarrelers Cure") and later her nieces/nephews and still later to her grandchildren. This accounts for some of the inconsistencies. (Some 'cures' being simple reverse psychology, others having an element of magic or fantasy.)
16th Sep '14 9:12:39 AM Elkhound
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* [[NotGoodWithPeople Not Good With Adults]]: Although she will happily discuss the childrens' problems over the phone when the parents call, she does not invite adult guests over or socialize with them like she does with the neighborhood kids.
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* [[NotGoodWithPeople Not Good With Adults]]: Although she will happily discuss the childrens' problems over the phone when the parents call, she does not invite adult guests over or socialize with them like she does with the neighborhood kids. (This would be considered creepy today.)
20th Sep '13 9:37:47 PM XFllo
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: the magic cures. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie primere they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: the Various magic cures. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie primere première they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw.

* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Her husband is hinted to have been something like this too.
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* CloudCuckoolander: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Piggle-Wiggle is a bit weird with her house and animal companions. Her husband is hinted to have been something like this too.a weirdo of a pirate as well.

* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
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* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Piggle WigglePiggle-Wiggle.

* LocalHangout: the house
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* FriendToAllChildren: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves kids and really understands them. * LocalHangout: All the housekids keep coming to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's house.

* {{Pirate}}: Mr. Piggle-Wiggle was a pirate...who left behind his treasure map [[spoiler: and a treasure chest full of magical cures]]. * APirate400YearsTooLate: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle 's deceased husband was a pirate when he was alive, and the story takes place in TheFifties.
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* {{Pirate}}: Mr. Piggle-Wiggle was a pirate... who left behind his treasure map [[spoiler: and a treasure chest full of magical cures]]. cures. * APirate400YearsTooLate: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle 's Piggle-Wiggle's deceased husband was a pirate when he was alive, and the story takes place in TheFifties.

* TeamMom: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle * TheFifties: or thereabouts.
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* TeamMom: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Piggle-Wiggle. * TheFifties: or Or thereabouts.
16th Aug '13 12:43:21 PM wickedkatze
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first book, the cures Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle recommended were realistic, if comically exaggerated, and generally involved reverse psychology; in later books, all the cures had a magical element to them.
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