I've tweeted a few times how much I love finding my daughter's random writing samples around the house: a list of supplies needed for building a fort ("chars, blakits, tap, bulos, sremrs"*), a copy of a thank-you note composed at school ("Thank you for lating us pic appls. An prs the appls afdr we pict the appls. the sidr was yommye!"). After years of asking us to spell out words for her letter by letter, she is finally comfortable and confident enough to invent her own spelling. I will miss this when she outgrows it (or learns to use spell check).
The other day she composed a mini-story and I just realized it is actually a haiku! A scatological one, naturally:
The monster pewpt and
fel down. That pewp totaly
mest op his plan. Ya!
And here is a picture from one of her storybooks, a retelling of the Ugly Duckling fairy tale:
Happy Haiku Friday, and happy weekend.
*chairs, blankets, tape, pillows, streamers