Wednesday, August 5, 2009

poetry

A couple days ago, I had told the girls that they could watch a movie if they could follow a couple simple rules.  Well, unfortunately, one of the rules was broken and I told them that I was sorry but they wouldn’t be able to watch the movie.  A few minutes later, I found this piece of paper on the dining room table (click to enlarge to be able to read it a little better):

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I think I just might have a budding Emily Dickinson on my hands!  (Hopefully not a Sylvia Plath!)

12 comments:

Erin said...

awesome! she is very expressive! "I'll go mad!" that cracks me up.

i wanted to rent secret of nimh for my kids. i haven't seen it in years. i remember it being scary. so i am not sure i should let sutton watch it. everything scares her. toy story 2 scares her!

Erin said...

Secret of Nimh? Mitchell and I watched that the other week ... I had forgotten how weird that show really was...

Mitchell said...

That movie is extremely scary and weird. You are doing them a favor not letting them watch it. Its continuous peril, and just when you think its done being scary or weird, something else scarier and weirder happens.

If anyone wants to know how weird it really is you can watch it free on hulu.

molly kay said...

Wow- again I am amazed at her! And girls in general- if I don't let my boys do something- I don't get a cute little poem- I get bedroom doors being slammed and yelling, and throwing objects! it always adds up to more cleaning and work for me when they are the ones being punished!

Karen said...

That note is awesome; don't throw it away! Your girls are darling!

Melanie said...

That's impressive. And what's just as cool is that they want to watch The Secret of Nimh. LOVE LOVE LOVE, that movie.

Dana said...

The boys love that movie too. Don't you just hate when your threats done work? I had to tell Mason he couldn't swim one day last week because he got in trouble. It was more a punishment for me than for him!

Marliese said...

That Kendall...so smart, and so infatuated with movies! I can relate. Screen time is a constant struggle around here. Love how she vented through poetry. I got a note from Tessa the other day that said, "my mom is meen evry singul day!"

The Dahle Family said...

Wow, I'd better get on the ball and teach my kids how to write! Just before bed tonight when I was telling Elodie the "Belle princess" story, the Beast gave us yet another chance to discuss good ways to deal with our anger. I'll have to add "write a poem" to that list once they learn to write more than the first initial of their names! Good one, K! And, as usual, thanks for sharing! You motivate me to be a better mom!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I'm just impressed you followed through. My rule for my kids watching is show is just don't bother me. Anything else goes! If they will sit long enough to watch a show, it was a success in my book! That way I don't have to find something else to entertain them!! Kendall is funny. Tell her to write me a letter soon.

Lauren said...

That is hilarious. I love when kids write angry notes - some of my favorite childhood memories come from notes just like that:)

Melinda said...

that note is great! was she disappointed that you weren't hurt by the note, but instead you loved it? it's kind of annoying when your methods of "getting back" at parents backfires. and yes, secret of nimh is creepy, but you gotta love dom delouise.