Thursday, July 01, 2010

Her world

This was an assignment for Leah's English class the last quarter of this year. It was part of a project for Parents' day at school. She drew a little picture to go along with the text. It is such a great window into her viewpoint. I love it. I love every bit of this so much that I'm looking for a great frame to hang it up in our living room. I think I'll need her to re-write it on a less awkward shaped piece of paper. The long thin paper it's on is much too hard to frame. I want to find a frame for the poem and her little drawing. It's something that will always make me smile. My favorite part is the last line. She has grown to dislike folding laundry for me and the shoe thing cracks me up. She always leaves behind 3 pairs of shoes each day which leaves me always asking her to put them away. Many times. I love that each line I can trace back a bit of her personality and where this statement is coming from. Such a fantastic memory that will be cherished. Of course at some point its presence in the public areas of our home will only bring forth utter embarrassment and shame. I don't care. I love this for being a snapshot of her life at 9 years old.




If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel school, long car rides, waiting in line and also bad tasting foods.

If I were in charge of the world there'd be bouncy beds, perfect climbing trees and huge playgrounds in your yard.

If I were in charge of the world you wouldn't have work to do, you wouldn't have bedtimes, you wouldn't have sadness or anger or not have candy or sweets all day.

If I were in charge of the world animals would talk and you could read and draw things that come to life.

If I were in charge of the world a person who doesn't fold well and doesn't like putting shoes away would still be allowed to be in charge of the world.

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