It may be a bad idea, but I like to listen to the sounds of the stools moving around upstairs for a few minutes before commencing investigation. I hope letting the dirty girls practice their independence in somewhat controlled situations will prepare them for the future. Or maybe this is how I get my thrills without hitting the casino.
Today I found this:
People have always said books can take you places; why do my kids have to take everything so literally? And you thought I was kidding about having dirty girls...
As I opened my mouth to yell, I realized she was making a book spine poem! How creative. Unfortunately, mommy is far too lazy to type up such a lengthy poem.
Still I was inspired to write my own poem using some of her children's books- after removing her from the dangerous situation of course (well, taking a picture and then saving her). This poem was inspired by a fun nakey run around the house which was disrupted by a pee pee in the corner.
One naked baby - Panda-monium!
David gets in trouble.
Mad at Mommy.
Mommy, do you love me?
And I love you,
Book spine poems are a great way to introduce young children to poetry. Even if they can't yet read, they probably know the names of their books. Let them teach you how to really be creative. Please share your book spine poems in the comments!