Friday, November 21, 2008

Haiku by Jo

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

16 comments:

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

It's very relatable. You have no idea how many times poop has messed up my plans.

bad parent said...

LOL @ "Pewpt" that is the cutest spelling ever of a hideous word.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh BRAVO to her for the haiku (lol) and list making.

I wish I could be so sanguine about the spelling. And random caps. It makes me nutso.

Kate said...

She is so funny! How cute and creative.

Patois said...

I was only stuck on "srmrs." Thanks for the translation.

What a great Haiku Friday.

Katherine Lewis said...

This was the best chuckle I had all day. Mine is still at the "Mommy, how do you spell?" stage. I can't wait!!!

Lady M said...

Stories with hero pewpt - so excellent to see that creativity!

Bon said...

i hate it when pewp messes up my plans, too. Jo rocks and clearly has a poetic soul.

Vodka Mom said...

I love that!!

Heather said...

I hate it when monsters pewp like that.

American Mom In London said...

"pewp" never get old. Thanks to you and Jo for making me laugh today!

Great Haiku!!!

the calm before the stork said...

She's a genius. I love the poop haiku and her very particular list of items for fort building.

Magpie said...

I love that. Love.

Leeanthro said...

Like mother, like daughter.

She has your talent for the written word!

(I just realized that could be interpreted the wrong way.)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

beyond awesome.

Cait said...

<3