Thursday, June 2, 2011

Everything I Learned, I Learned in Kindergarten... and Then Re-learned as a Mom

Poetry 212: I was visiting Michelle over at Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life.  She is having her "Thankful Thursday" today and I was inspired by the beautiful poem she posted today about being thankful.

I decided that I would also share a poem.  Although I searched my shelves high and low, the following is all I could find, and it does fit with this post.   My kindergarteners love it and I appreciate it because I love to hear my kids laugh and try to figure it out.  I hope you enjoy.

Runny's Rittle Leminders
by Shel Silverstein's "Runny Babbit"

Runny doesn't always do
The thoper pring at all.
Just see the motes his namma
Has pasted on his wall:

Stop faking maces           Bake your med                       Trush your beeth          
Say "Thease and Plank You"                         Dettle sown                 Peed your fet               Whon't dine           Spon't dit                       Dont'e feat with you ingers                       Don't tread rash          
Fash your wace                Nop stagging                Shing back the brange                         Fisten to your lather               Que biet          Cover your snouth when you meeze              Fipe your weet            
Rean up your cloom     Knub your screes                     Don't dam the sloor                    Don't nick your pose    
Tick up your poys                     Scon't dream              Phet off the gone                               Ean your clears    
                  Don't few your chingernails                    Don't sight with your fister                          Don't mew with your chouth full        


  1. the 'don't mew with your chouth full!
    Thanks for a good laugh!

  2. awwww bless. That's adorable!

  3. I LOVE Shel Silverstein! The Giving Tree is one of my all-time favorite children's books. I had memorized quite of few of his poems in middle school but I fear that I've forgotten them all now. Oh well, I don't think anyone will quiz me on it ;)


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