Friday, August 11, 2017

Poetry Friday - Toes


It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Reflections on the Teche to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. 
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I cannot believe that the school year is upon us again. Back in June, it felt like each day was a slow easy summer day. And then July passed in a whirlwind. My daughter goes back to school on Monday. In preparation, I have been trying to get my hands on the poetry book,  A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices


The book follows 6 young kids, ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade, as they traverse the first day of school. Each part of the day features a poem told from the perspective of each child. 


What I really like about the book is that it captures real emotions--the worries, hopes, and dreams of the kids--as they embark on a new school year. It is nice to have a change of pace from the silly, bouncy, funny children's poetry that I normally read. 

To prepare for my daughter entering the 2nd grade, we've decided to start a new Mommy-Daughter tradition. We're going to go to the salon and get pedicures before meeting her new teacher this evening. 

She is so excited that she's finally old enough to go and get her nails done. Unlike me, she is very much into pink, purples, princesses and hairstyles. She loves to feel pretty, so it should be a lot of fun for both of us.

With her going back to school, I've been pondering just how big she has grown. It is crazy and unreal and happening way too fast. So, with that in mind, I decided to feature my daughter's little toes in my poem this week. 


Bonus!

Tomorrow I am kicking off a giveaway of the picture book, Rodzilla, with an interview with the author, Rob Sanders. Check back tomorrow to enter to win!

18 comments:

  1. Ha! I do recall those stinky toes. :) Love how that can coexist in a poem with a princess pose. And thank you for the book rec!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Does the stinky-ness ever abate?

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  2. Fun! And I'm pondering the Zine swap! :-) -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  3. I love, love, love those toes--even the stinky soccer toes through high school. Enjoy the fancy nails and meeting new teachers.

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    1. So you're saying the stinky toes are here to stay? :)

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  4. Cute, fun - new tradition and poem!

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    1. We had a blast. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Aww! I love your toes poem, and also the mental picture of your new tradition with your daughter. My daughter is a junior in college this year, and I do miss her so much. Enjoy!

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    1. She is growing up so fast! I wish I could just bottle her up. :)

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  6. I love your toes poem. Makes me laugh. My 8-year old daughter read it. She was right with it. Then she said "stinky toes" ?!?!? in an aggrieved tone. LOL

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  7. What a fun poem, so full of mother-daughter love. Her first day of school is bound to go well with the secret knowledge (or maybe not so secret, if she wears sandals) that she has fabulous feet!

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    1. I hope so. She enjoys school, so hopefully it's a good first day.

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  8. What a sweet tradition! My mother and I actually go to get our nails done together sometimes, it's fun to be pampered. :-)

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    1. She loved the massage chair and said she can't wait to go again.

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  9. Sounds like a terrific book for this time of year!
    I was struck by "sandbag time until it slows."

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    1. The book is really fun. We also read (although not a poetry book) School's First Day of School, about a brand new school's reaction to the kids and school day in general. Very cute.

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  10. All the best for the start of the new school year for both you and your daughter. Thanks for sharing "A New School Year," it seems like a perfect fit!

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