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Twas The First Day of School

T’was the first day of school and all through the home
The kids were ready; teeth brushed and hair combed
When the alarm clocks when off, I was prepared for the worst
I pictured cranky, slow-moving kids who might possibly burst
But they wore the clothes they laid out and ate breakfast with haste
The consumed what I served, no meals went to waste
I planned to arrive early, but secretly just hoped not to be late
So when I yelled put your shoes on, to my surprise, they were great!
They stood by the door, shoes on, ready to go.
It was me who was lagging, I had to look good, you know.
Dear son’s now a second-grader, so he played it cool
Little diva has one more year til she attends brother’s “big school”
We stepped on to campus with 25 minutes to spare
There was time for “how was your summer? and “did you cut your hair”?
We said hi to his former teachers and all our of our friends
On mornings like this you’re glad summer does end.
Dear son loves his new teachers and had a great day
He set up his desk, did some math and lots of play
With school in we have routine and need not invent so much fun,
But that also means now, I am again, on the run.
With school comes homework – both his and mine
Then there is soccer practice, dinner and early bedtime
So while I’d love to tell you more about the great day that we had
I must pull dinner out of the oven, and be on time to practice, being late is normal looks bad.
  1. August 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah, more Paige! Did you notice me lurking around?
    This is so cute and clever. How do you do it?

  2. August 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    You know, I wrote some Seussian prose for a comment not too long ago . . . it took me the better part of a day to figure out what I wanted to write. My hat is off to you, m’lady (at least, it would be, if I wore a hat regularly). This is a very fun post – and I’m so happy to hear that the first day (isn’t it early?) went so well.

  3. August 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Love the sonnet…or poem, whatever it’s called! Hope you had a good first day too!

  4. August 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    haha! Terrific! I am so jealous of anyone who can rhyme two lines, nevermind an entire post! You’re so lucky you’re kids are back in school…see, two reasons to be jealous!

  5. August 15, 2011 at 5:55 am

    You did NOT just write that! Did you? Omigod, you are so fantastic I can’t stand it…

  6. August 16, 2011 at 9:25 am


    I’ve been on vacation and just getting back to reading posts ~ YOU made it worth the wait.

    Congratulations on a successful relaunching of another school year.

    AND on maintaining your rhyme and meter…Major accomplishments, both!

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