Thursday, March 18, 2010

A few small conversations.

"Mommy?"
"Yes, honey?"
"You OK, Mommy?"
"Yes, I'm fine. Are you OK?"
"I fine."

****

"Mommy?"
"Yes, honey?"
"Where going?"
"I'm going to be here with you, sweetie."

****

"Sweetie, after your snack we'll get your shoes on and go on a walk to the park!"
"Shoes on, walk, park! Whee!"

Haiku News

Way to go, Ms. James,
but your timing could have been
better--March Madness?

New Jersey Wal-Mart
has a mystery to solve:
who's the PA jerk?

This piece makes me sad,
between ignorant adults
and lazy parents.

5 comments:

estall said...

I LOVE the conversations! So sweet!

Anonymous said...

Haiku News Commentary

"Way to go, Ms. James,
but your timing could have been
better--March Madness?"


Notoriety
Can be usefully parlayed
Into press "face time".

"New Jersey Wal-Mart
has a mystery to solve:
who's the PA jerk?"


If I were to bet,
I'd say some customer thought
It would be funny.

"This piece makes me sad,
between ignorant adults
and lazy parents."


"Babies should be banned..."
Yes, yes; and all those young folk
Should stay off your lawn.

Well, guess what, grumpy!
You were once a baby, too,
And sometimes cranky;

And I'm just guessing
You would insist on your right
To transport your kids.

I also suspect
That it would not be your choice
To raise house-bound kids.

Yes, parents should try
To keep their kids from bugging
Ev'ryone around,

But I really think
Some mirrored understanding
Should also be used.


cicely

Minerva said...

Elizabeth--that's why I had to post them! I know we won't have chats like those forever. :)

Cicely--haiku restraints made it difficult to gauge my meaning on the first of those, I was going for the fact that she could have waited till just before the Masters tournament to break her news instead of at the beginning of the NCAA basketball tournament and gotten even MORE attention for herself.

I certainly hope the Wal-Mart incident was some stupid customer. I also hope that they figure out who it was even though that seems like a one in a million shot.

I completely agree with the stupidity of people who never had children who assume that they would know better how to "control" them. I'd like to see them switch places with some harried parents for even 24 hours and see if they still had such a high opinion of their parenting skills.

As for the parents themselves, I am fairly certain at least 95% of parents who have to fly with children make every effort to calm them if they get upset, but there are the handful that make it difficult for the rest of us to travel because they don't seem to make much effort at all to calm them down...or worse, they yell at their very young child, making it even more of a horrible situation for all. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Shorter Haiku Commentary

So, disgruntled dude--
Ever had a fretful child?
No? Then just don't kvetch.

cicely

Anonymous said...

Unsolicited Haiku Weather Update

Ice sheathes the branches
Producing the illusion
Of crystalline trees.

cicely