Thursday, December 18, 2008


I have a t-shirt from that says:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense

Click here to see it. I don't really agree that haikus don't make sense, but I still love the t-shirt; it makes me laugh.

Anyhow, Tiffany over at Poetry and Hums has a writing prompt to create a haiku about something shiny. Here is mine:

Evie is teething
The drool makes her chin shiny
Until I wipe it

OK, that took me less than a minute to write, let me try to do better.

A cranky baby
Then Mommy kisses her toes
Shiny, happy eyes


Forehead shiny, hot
I kick my leg in the air
And Evie giggles

(that was about aerobics, by the way)

OK, these are too cheerful...

Evie loves to eat
Until it's time to burp her
Tears shine on her cheeks

Gross, these have all been about bodily fluids! Last one...

Mirrors are shiny
Hey, there's that other baby!
Evie smiles with joy
ETA: Still unclear what's up with Evie, but yesterday she slept 10.5 hours, took a 4 hour nap in her swing, ate 6 times anyhow (6 feedings x 5 oz. is normal for her) and remained cranky much of the day. I'm thinking growth spurt and teething onset, combined.


  1. Oh my goodness, that t-shirt has me cracking up! Love it!

    And your haikus are great. Spending all day with an infant does sort of focus you on bodily fluids :-) Thanks for playing along. I'm glad I discovered your blog.

  2. I had to comment again - we do have a lot in common. I was looking down your sidebar and saw that the books you have listed on Amazon are some of my favs too. I haven't read Bel Canto yet. I'll have to try that.

    My youngest daughter came into our family through adoption.

  3. The tshirt haiku is hysterical!

    And I almost had a panic attack. Your blog is one of my "home" tabs in my I see it daily. However, when I checked today and saw the background change I thought something had happened and I'd lost it...heart rate is now returning to normal. LOL (And I've bookmarked it to be a bit smarter about it all in the future.)

  4. +T, sorry about that! :) I have been e-mailing with someone who's helping me with a custom design and I didn't realize she was going to be playing with it live today! It's not quite done, but close.

  5. It looks great and fits the tone that you set with your writing style. :)

  6. Very funny.
    I like the new layout!

  7. oh karen that's so funny! i love what you wrote. i joined tiffany's prompt too. here's mine:


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