Saturday, April 25, 2009
We went to the circus today and while tomorrow I will have many pictures and tons of stories, for today I just have a simple poem and a picture.
Author: Roberta I. Teague
I scrub the wall of fingerprints,
Pick up the mounds of clothes.
I sweep the dirt that shoes track in-
Wish I could use a hose!
Meals are served from dawn to dark,
Dirty dishes crowd the sink.
Just when they’re washed and put away-
Everyone wants a drink!
The washer pulls the dirty grime
From pants worn thin and patched.
They look so very neat and clean-
Yuck, look what the pockets hatched!
Broken bones and bloody knees,
I should have been a nurse.
I take it all in shaky stride-
Just grateful it’s not worse!
Screams and shouts and arguments
Test the keeping of my cool.
They left the neighbor’s faucet on-
See their new front yard pool!
A soothing bath is ecstasy,
A reward at the end of my rope.
Raising boys isn’t really bad-
But first I must wash the soap!
A rose can say I Love You,
Orchids can enthrall;
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Oh my, that says it all!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Today the school had a special hat day to raise awareness for childhood heart disease. Each child donated $3 and in turn they got to wear jeans and a crazy hat. (the school normally has uniform). Trent payed his money and today he went to school looking like....well...you take a look...
I have this picture tray for a few years now. I got it at Walmart for roughly $10. It was originally purchased to make a collage for my Grandma, but when we realized it was too heavy for her lap (it was going to be used as a lap tray for her lunch), I took it home to use for my own use. I made this version for Easter, but the papers and pictures are held in with removable adhesive so I can switch it out for any season and holiday!