Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mom Poem

At
the end
of the
school day,
my sweet
angel
who
never,
ever
EVER
seems
to
stop
talking,
Leaned in
and
whispered,
church-mouse quiet:

"I got a yellow."

Adding yet
another color
to his behavior chart
did not surprise, but

Dare I ask?

"What were you doing that you got a yellow?"

His response?

"Talking."

To think that we were
once convinced
That he would
never,
ever,
EVER
say a single word!




Go visit Kat Bouska of Mamakat fame, and check out the rest of the bunch she inspired this week with her writing prompts.  My choice for this week was  2.  Write a poem inspired by the last conversation you had with your child.

12 comments:

  1. I love this (as a mom of chatty teens...keep him talking!)

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  2. HA!

    Oh yes, anyone who said boys would be quieter have obviously never met our 7 year olds!

    (and we're left to wonder if we should have encouraged them to speak. ;) )

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  3. Hee! I remember not being able to WAIT for my boys to start talking. I imagined our conversations. Now those days seem like a long time ago! :)

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  4. Awww! I just came from a classroom where there was a ton of talking. No one got a yellow card, but a few did have their DoJo points taken away ;)

    Jen - Pierced Wonderings

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  6. I loved your poem, I could see your interaction with your child in my mind as I read it. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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  7. How sweet! It seems like they always seem to outgrow those times that cause concern. Great poem.

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  8. We can't wait until they can talk; we can't wait until they go to sleep and STOP talking.

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  9. Haha! He's making up for lost time. :)

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  10. My grandson gets a color card for behavior, too, in his kindergarten class. When he gets the wrong color it is usually for talking when he shouldn't.

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  11. What's wrong with yellow anyway?!?!

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