November 29, 2012

Gratuitously Awesome Things From My Kids

From Mia, who wrote a poem that is pretty awesome especially since she's seven.

Gazing Up

As I lay upon Mother Earth
And look up at the stars
I realize the sky is endless from Mercury to Mars
Meteorites look like shooting stars going whizzzzzz
Stars are like roses
Comets are like posies
Planets are like daffodils
And the sun is a fiery dot in the blackened sky
The moon looks like a ball of brightness in the breezy night
As I lay upon Mother Earth

From Owen, who loves him some Beatles.

Owen: You're my best pee ess ever.
Me: Pee ess?
Owen: Yes. My best pee ess.
Me: You're awesome too but I don't think I totally get where you're coming from.
Owen: You're my best pee ess because The Beatles sing pee ess, I love you.

Posted by Chris at November 29, 2012 7:19 AM

I'm not sure which I like better... :)

Posted by: Julee at November 29, 2012 8:49 AM


Posted by: cyndy at November 29, 2012 9:03 AM

You have a budding poet on your hands! Nurture that talent!!!

As for Owen, that must be the cutest thing I ever heard!!!

Posted by: Kristin at November 29, 2012 12:03 PM

"I realize the sky is endless from Mercury to Mars"

This is one of the most beautiful, lyrical sentences I've read in years. Chris, budding doesn't begin to describe it. After years of learning to deconstruct poetry.... Mia's picked up how to do all this at a VERY young age. Repetition, alliteration, similes, structure. Holy...

Chris, seriously, she's WAY advanced. WAY. Are you thinking of sending her to a writing camp or enrichment classes? Those were my favorite things as a kid.

Also, Owen is adorable and wonderful. I can't wait to see what he does next.

Posted by: alektra at November 29, 2012 12:12 PM

just awesome, thanks for sharing!

Posted by: linda at November 29, 2012 1:30 PM

Your kids are the coolest kids I've never met. :D

Posted by: Manda at November 29, 2012 4:03 PM

You? Have AWESOME kids! I hope my little guy turns out to be at least half as awesome as your lovelies!

Posted by: Gina at December 2, 2012 3:19 PM