Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I decided to be a bit silly today and write a poem about my youngest child. Though I was going to find something more serious to write. I also thought about another character study. The truth is I'm too tired so a light-hearted, ridiculous poem it is! Enjoy.

Markers and pens and pencils
The toddler finds them all
And shows his creativity
On the freshly painted wall

He colors on his skin
Plus on the couch and chair
If that isn't enough
He colors in his hair.

There's no end to the doodling
At dinner there's no doubt
He'll paint the table bright
With the food he's spread about

To destroy the house
Seems to be his only chore
Unless of course he's sleeping
And I'm off to clean some more


Jessica Bell said...

haha! Cute! :o)

Jessica @ The Alliterative Allomporph

Margaret Hall said...

Super look at your son~! You have a creative genius on your hands..And, kids sometimes leave us with memories to bring to their attention later in life~! Good addition to "D"...

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

Margorie... I think you have such a fun blog.. and I love your ideas.. and posts... I want to interview you on my blog for letter E... lol.. I should have asked you sooner.that would have been a great idea.. maybe another time.

Cruella Collett said...

Love this - and the picture too :) He's adorable (even if he puts gray hairs in your head)

Anonymous said...

How fun, it reminds me of Harold and his purle crayon. (isn't that the name of that show?)


Kristin said...

Love it!!!!

The Book Gatherer said...

What a fabulous poem - and isn't that face just adorable!

E.J. Wesley said...

Cute poem AND kid! :-)


Angela Felsted said...

Great poem. It's totally true!

Hart Johnson said...

What, that little angel? Yeah... That can be frustrating... I hear you. I'm not sure how we managed except our doodler was Thing 1 and it is easier to supervise ONE than more than one.

Jeanne said...

I like the Doodles topic. I also write poetry. It is probably my favorite genre to write in, although I have not published a book of poems. But I am working on it. Great blog. Beautiful, peaceful. I love green.

Leovi said...

Still, like my son. We now have two with the same problem, compounded by the fact that my son is 7 years and still does. I think that to get attention and annoy.

Marjorie said...

Thanks again for the comments. I love every comment I get.

Whisper- we'll see if we can work something out another day if you want. I know E would've been good but it is kinda short notice. :-)

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

That was great! Literally... you made me "laugh out loud".

And, yes, we know you love every comment you get because you even love the ones you get from me. (Well... you tolerate 'em anyway.)

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Siv Maria said...

Great post, just love saying the word Doodle, it feels so good rolling off the tongue. Beautiful baby. When my daughter was a little older she found a magic marker and decorated the wall in her bedroom. She has been an artist ever since :)

Mel said...

That made me chuckle, reminds me of my youngest who also likes to decorate. Lovely poem, found you through the a-z site.