Friday, October 03, 2008

Haiku Friday: Feeling my age

Sand through the hourglass
Technicolor leaves drifting
I am old as dirt

The other day at the dinner table Jo started talking about adjectives and nouns. Jeff and I immediately burst into song: "A noun's a special kind of word! It's any name you ever heard, I find it/ Quite interesting, a noun is a person, place, or thing."

Somehow during the same conversation it came up that she wanted to wear last year's kitty ears with this year's "rock star" (NOT Hannah M., thankyouverymuch) Halloween costume. This caused another outburst from the parental units and some quizzical looks from the children.

Thanks to YouTube, we were able to show the children what on earth we were talking about. So I guess them there modern conveniences do have some value.

I can only hope that Jeff and I prove to be like our betta fish, who has dodged Death twice in his four-month stay with us (accidental visit to the garbage disposal; dumped on the floor when bowl broke) and is, in Jo's words, "a really good liver."

Haiku Friday

Sidebar: Yes, my first grader is learning about parts of speech. And geometry. Rock on Montessori with your geo solids and your 3D grammar symbols.

14 comments:

Honey Mommy said...

Ok. I have to admit that I have never heard that song either!

Maybe that's because we didn't watch much tv growing up. We only had like three channels (with our rabbit ears)!

Cacklin Rose said...

Jack and I often burst into song here at Chez Rosie! Power to the School House Rock era!!

Kate said...

These days, I can't help thinking about the School House rock that went, "I'm just a bill..." with all this talk about the house and senate.

Vixen said...

Maybe they should bring back Schoolhouse Rock. It obviously worked really well....we still remember these things 30+ years later!

Amanda said...

I love school house rock! I saw that one of the news channels will be airing all the episodes that have to do with government along with my favorite, "I'm just a bill"!

Good job!

Cathy said...

Cute haiku! I'll have to check out School House Rock at the library.

maggies mind said...

Cute haiku, and yay for YouTube for proving that some things really were real and not something we just made up ourselves. :)

mothergoosemouse said...

We'll watch the whole Schoolhouse Rock repertoire when you visit - put the kids in front of the TV while we adults reminisce.

Love Jo's description of the fish.

Lady M said...

A really good liver - that's awesome.

SwingDaddy's been YouTubing Schoolhouse Rock for Q-ster too. Lately the little dude has been singing "3,6,9 . . .12, 15, 18! . . .21, 24, 25 . . .THIRTY!"

the mama bird diaries said...

I think i am literally the only person who never saw School House Rock as a kid.

Jordan said...

Hey, did you know that you can get all those great School House Rock videos on a DVD? My kids watch and sing the songs all the time!! Totally worth getting!

apathy lounge said...

No work tomorrow
Yet I'll bake and clean and create.
Wait--isn't that work?

Cyndi B. said...

My daughter is in her high school's production of Schoolhouse Rocks Live and we're having lots of fun "helping" her learn her songs. I loved Schoolhouse Rocks! Esp. the Figure 8 song.

Leslie said...

If you feel like extending the YouTube demonstration into a full after-school special, you can put the complete SHR experience into the DVD rotation...http://www.amazon.com/Schoolhouse-Rock-Special-30th-Anniversary/dp/B00005JKTY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1223496207&sr=8-1.
I'll confess that I bought it, and my boy can't even say "noun" yet.
I just found your blog today, but between the fire experiment and this, I am officially hooked.