Also, I've been trying to do more writing. Have I ever told you that I used to be a teacher? Turns out that wasn't the best fit for me. Have I ever told you that I am a writer (a mostly for fun, unpublished one, but I've had some small, local things published)? I've been doing that since the 4th grade. Maybe I'll share my first hard bound (with old wall paper samples) suspense book, published in my 5th grade Language Arts class when I was 11. I'm pretty sure it's on its way to becoming a do-it-yourself wallpaper bound classic. The truth is that I haven't ever really stopped writing since then. This blog has glimpses of it. I hope the new one will have more.
There are other things cooking over here, keeping me busy and neglectful of 6807 miles. The only thing I can offer you on this Friday are some Haiku, written orally first with my husband and seventh grade son, sitting around shooting the breeze the other day. We were laughing so hard that we were crying. Some of those Haiku are not shareable. Others are borderline, so enjoy a sample of 3 of our our Haiku (and please understand we were just having fun with these and they do not represent our literary maturity level):
1. The popcorn goes pop
the microwave beeps to stop
bowl salt butter...gone
2. I just wrote a poem
plagiarism doesn't count
oops, no poem for me
3. Lois is my dog
she likes to sleep all day long
she pooped in the hall
You should try it (the haiku, not the pooping in the hall). Ask your kids to try it with you. Have a family contest to see who comes up with the best. Although there are different interpretations of Haiku and how many sounds/syllables per line, and the topics about which Haiku should be written, to make it easy we used 5-7-5, syllables per line and just had fun. Go on...try it!
And the fun continues, here is what happens if you get in the way of Miss E's spotlight...
|Seriously, look at her face back there....daggers|
We have lots of opportunity for growth here at our house.
Oh these two...the best of times and the worst of times.