Friday, May 23, 2008

Getting Ready For Summer

Memorial Day
And it's time to plant flowers
Cuz here comes summer!
And now it begins
All the thatching and seeding
And yard work to do
Starting them off young
So they get used to helping
For now they love it
Joey always says,
"When I'm big I'LL cut the grass"
Damn skippy, lil man!
Then Tommy argues,
"But I get to plow the snow!"
Damn skippy, lil man!
For now they all rake
Which is really more like play
But cute nonetheless
They love to be out
Just hanging with their daddy
Soaking up the sun
They'll get plenty sun
At the cabin this weekend
At least 'til Sunday.
I hope you all have
A long relaxing weekend
Filled with warm sunshine
God bless you, dear Vets
And thank you for your service
This day and every


Rachel said...

Fabulous haiku!!!
Amen to the Thank you!
Have a fabulous weekend.

Kellan said...

Yes, God Bless you Dear Vets!!

Great Haiku - I loved it! I love those boys helping their daddy too - sweet!

Have a good Friday, Kathryn - see you - Kellan

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That was very well done! I can't wait for us to move out of this townhouse community into a house with our own private yard. It sounds like you have some great quality family time in yours.

Anonymous said...

You've quoted.linked back to me two days in a row? And, using my damn skippys! Awww. I'm gonna cry!

Very good training you've got going on. My son is terrified of mowing, because hubs wears a mask for his allergies.

Melissa said...


Little boys as yard men are the best, I must say!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to start our boys doing yard work. alas, we just moved into a new development and we don't have grass yet...our yard is just a giant muck hole! ;-)

great haiku and cute pics!

Kristen said...

What a great post, and PERFECT picture!

Have a wonderful Memorial weekend. Hope you have a great time soaking up the sun.

It is snowing at our house again, and so therefore, I will live vicariously through you! :)

Cheri said...

Seriously awesome post!!! (Big Haiku fan over here.)

maggie's mind said...

Such a great haiku and an adorable picture, too!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Have a great weekend Kathryn! I hope it's filled with sun, hot dogs and lots of watermelon :-)

The Laundress~JJ! said...

Too cute.
My daughter loves to "help" too...when she feels like it.

wright said...

Way to go training them early! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

our first american holiday out of the country... no three day weekend for us. but we still remember to observe and respect! nice haiku

Wendy said...

That's a great haiku! "Damn skippy, lil man" lol

And amen to the last verse. God bless!

Stephanie said...

Great haiku! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

the dragonfly said...

They fight over who gets to do what work. Gotta love that!

Have a good weekend!

Mom24 said...

Great post. Have a wonderful weekend. You were so smart to start them young. My 5 year old is the only one who likes to help. The others--it's torture--for them and for us. They just don't like outdoor chores, indoors they help great. We'll keep working on it!

the planet of janet said...

very well done.

(and i hope your boys don't forget what they lobbied to do!!)

Anonymous said...

great haiku.
And now I'm going straight to itunes and download this song Fidelity. When I first heard it I thought, "Gee. Dido sounds peppy."

Dawn said...

I always love your Friday haikus...this one was was really great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Toni said...

Great final sentiment: I hope God does indeed bless the vets and active servicemen.

In 10 years, your kids will be doing anything at all to avoid these chores but looks like they are having a blast now!

Scylla said...

I love it!! First time I have ever seen "Damn Skippy lil man" in a haiku and it's fabulous!!

Cassie said...

That is so great that they're all out there happy to help their dad get the lawn ready, not complaining! Have a great long weekend :)

Anne said...

Have a great weekend. :)

Mandy said...

Great post, and I love your blog!
How did I just find you now? :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Have a wonderful weekend.

CC said...

I'd love to do those things....if only this darn rain would stop!

Joanna said...

Wonderful! To say that they wanna help now is always what they say. Give um a couple of years. Kayla almost 9 used to say things like that, now you can't get her to do anything!

Cathy said...

Great haiku. Enjoy your weekend!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Great memorial day spirit! Yeah, summertime is coming. My favorite time of year!

Joyce said...

Have a wonderful time enjoying the long weekend with your dear guys. :)

Brittany said...

Happy Weekend, my friend!

painted maypole said...

fun post

have a great weekend!

Fire Hunt said...

I'd love to do those things but we have no yard:( One day.

Sandy C. said...

Ah, I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to wield a shovel :) What? My dad made me rake the yard ;)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Haley-O said...

Heh, "damn skippy"! I LOVE that! ;)

I was thinking about your blog today -- because I'm totally SEEKING SANITY these days! ;)

Nap Warden said...

Great Haiku...Have a fun weekend:)

OHmommy said...

Awesome and way too cute!

Family Adventure said...

Hope the weekend is everything you're hoping for. That is a great picture :)


Anonymous said...

Excellent haiku, have a really great weekend!

Kellan said...

Hope you are having a good weekend - take care - Kellan

david mcmahon said...

We all salute the Vets.

wright said...

Not really a comment about your post (i already did that!), but I just wanted to say that I love, love love the new look! Great picture of you and the boys!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I LOVE the new header photo-- stunning!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Happy Memorial Day! You are so creative!


Bren said...

Great haiku! And I LOVE that picture in your header! Love it!!!

Nissa said...

Damn skippy! I loved that Haiku!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson