Friday, June 02, 2006


Amazing how easy it is to get kids up in the morning when it is the last day of school, and a half day too.

by Shel Silverstein

"I cannot go to school today,"

Said little Peggy Ann McKay.

"I have the measles and the mumps,

A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,

I'm going blind in my right eye.

My tonsils are as big as rocks,

I've counted sixteen chicken pox

And there's one more--that's seventeen,

And don't you think my face looks green?

My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--

It might be instamatic flu.

I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,

I'm sure that my left leg is broke--

My hip hurts when I move my chin,

My belly button's caving in,

My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,

My 'pendix pains each time it rains.

My nose is cold, my toes are numb.

I have a sliver in my thumb.

My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,

I hardly whisper when I speak.

My tongue is filling up my mouth,

I think my hair is falling out.

My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,

My temperature is one-o-eight.

My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

There is a hole inside my ear.

I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?

What's that? What's that you say?

You say today is. . .Saturday?

G'bye, I'm going out to play!"


Blogger burning moon said...

how gorgeous! I remember feeling like this when I was a kid. Thankfully my kids all seemed to love school.
It worried me sometimes. I wondered if maybe they were really miserable but hiding it from me. But they just seem to love it.
Maybe a change in attitudes towards teaching and education.

1:38 AM, June 04, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi Moon - maybe it is the school system where you live? I met an educator from there and it seemed very progressive . . . my daughter loves school for mostly social reasons, my son would rather stay home.

Thanks for stopping by, I know you're busy - good luck!


7:28 AM, June 04, 2006  

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