Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wet is Wet

“The sun did not shine. 
It was too wet to play. 
So they sat in the house. 
All that cold, cold, wet day.” 
Adam sat there with Emma. 
They sat there, they two.
And they said, "How we wish
we had something to do."

All they did was to
Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!
And mom did not like it.
Not one little bit.

Then mom said, 
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, 
but you can still have lots of good fun that is funny."

So they jumped over puddles and into the car
and mom drove them onward, but not very far.

Then they arrived at the pool and mom said, 
"It's time to get out and wipe away that pout.
Go jump into the pool 
and keep yourself cool!"

"But mom!" they did shout,
"It's rainy and wet and we don't want to get out!"

Then mom gave them that look
and that was all that it took, 
for Adam and Emma to rethink their plot,
 and admit that they liked swimming a lot.

And whether the water came from up high in the sky  
or from a splash in the eye
wet is wet 
and having a whole pool to themselves
 is a treat they'll never forget!

With apologies to Dr. Seuss.

1 comment:

Jennifer McArthur said...

Lara, you're awesome! Love this! I could sit, sit, sit, sit for a month and not be able to come up with a cute poem like that. :)

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